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Herb Kosten Foundation

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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.

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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Nov 23 Patti Murray Jean, I am so grateful that you beat this thing. Cancer is horrible. Patti $54.10
Nov 16 Rhea Taylor $107.35
Nov 14 Bess Robinson $27.48
Nov 14 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 12 Each One/Teach One Group in honor Annette WIGGINS $2,343.85
Nov 12 Rod & Mary King $107.35
Nov 11 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 08 Montgomery Martin $107.35
Nov 07 Tom Bailey and Mary Powers $27.48
Nov 07 Jan and Kent Farrow Thinking of you all and sending big hugs to Sherry Undisclosed amount