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Who We Are

The Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research was founded in 2003 by the family of Herb Kosten after his death due to pancreatic cancer. Kosten’s family sought to improve community support, awareness, and funding for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest known cancers. The organization has raised close to $2,000,000 for pancreatic cancer research and hosts a very active monthly support group meeting for patients, their families, and anyone interested in learning more about pancreatic cancer.

Our Programs

In 2004, in honor of Herb’s love of tennis, the Memphis-based organization began hosting annual tennis tournaments to raise money to fight pancreatic cancer and in 2011 the group held its first Kick It 5K run/walk. The annual signature event has grown to include more than 2,000 participants.

Money raised from the Kick It 5K and other Kosten Foundation events helps fund pancreatic cancer research and support fellowship training for future pancreatic cancer surgeons at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In addition, the Foundation presents a yearly symposium headlined by nationally recognized leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer.

The mission of Kosten foundation is four-fold:

  • To establish support and a forum for communication amongst those afflicted with pancreatic cancer via support group meetings and this website.
  • To assist with the training of future pancreatic surgeons.
  • To provide funding for a yearly Memphis public lecture on pancreatic cancer delivered by a nationally and/or internationally renowned expert on the disease.
  • To provide funding for clinical and basic research toward improving outcomes of those afflicted with pancreatic cancer.

Teams

Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information

Boyer's Warriors

Raised: $6,908.17

Team Tom

Raised: $4,356.22

Purple Roses

Raised: $3,762.51

Jean's Quest

Raised: $3,338.66

Kathryn's Kickers

Raised: $3,189.58

Pam and Ernie's Kickstarters

Raised: $2,809.16

Herb’s Heroes

Raised: $2,608.58

One Job

Raised: $1,227.79

The Spirit of Gates

Raised: $1,173.54

FunnerRunners

Raised: $1,095.80

Team T-Patch

Raised: $1,094.60

Leigh's Legion

Raised: $896.63

Team Wilma

Raised: $757.16

Big Daddy's Team

Raised: $727.40

Kathy’s Krew

Raised: $598.29

Bob's Brigade

Raised: $584.06

Edna’s Army

Raised: $367.32

Andy's Angels

Raised: $343.35

Ricky's Raiders

Raised: $326.89

Kriger's Heroes

Raised: $299.74

Warriors for Will

Raised: $290.39

Team Sherrill

Raised: $272.75

Davene's Dynamic Darlings!

Raised: $251.77

Connie's Calvary

Raised: $244.32

MMG

Raised: $243.03

Team Jewel Forever

Raised: $222.03

Bob4Kathy

Raised: $216.06

Team Dilawari

Raised: $162.31

Baptist Cancer Center

Raised: $109.90

Margie’s Militia

Raised: $104.48

Mimi’s Minions

Raised: $97.19

Bergs

Raised: $82.44

Mary Alice’s Miracles

Raised: $81.58

Folfoxy

Raised: $55.42

Dot's Trotters

Raised: $54.48

Chancey's Charmers

Raised: $54.48

Team Martha

Raised: $27.71

Nacho Average Walkers

Raised: $27.71

Purple For Papaw

Raised: $27.71

Ptah Thor: Memphis Thunder

Raised: $27.71

February Sunday Butter

Raised: $27.48

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Feb 27 Janice O’Grady To my loving husband,survivor of pancreatic cancer for three years. Also all of the other Herb Kosten pancreatic cancer survivor group. $108.03
Feb 27 Bob O’Grady $108.03
Feb 27 Diane Denning $27.71
Feb 27 Anonymous $27.71
Feb 27 Anonymous $27.71
Feb 27 Melanie Tuck $54.48
Feb 27 william tatay $54.48
Feb 27 Denise Nash $215.13
Feb 27 Debbie Gill $1,071.94
Feb 26 Barbara Smith $10.00