What is the ’Strides for Stripes’ Zebra Walk?
CCAN’s Zebra Walk helps
raise money for programs that assist neuroendocrine cancer patients and make
people more aware of carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer. Ongoing programs like our NET Cancer Hotline,
Patient Conferences, Webinars and other patient programs are dependent on
funding from events like the Zebra Walk. Your participation helps make life
better for thousands who suffer from this disease.
Walkers earn t-shirts & other prizes. Teams earn extra
With your $20
registration fee, you get a T-shirt and a pedometer. There are various other
prizes (tote bags, stuffed zebras, car magnets) for you as the amount you
collect grows. Raise $1000 and get two tickets to CCAN’s fabulous annual gala
at the Sterling in Bethpage on November 10th. Raise $5000 for a
table of 10. Form a team at your school, work or club to make your totals grow
Who does carcinoid & other neuroendocrine cancers
Carcinoid and other
neuroendocrine cancers are known to affect over 125,000 patients in the United
States. Another 12,000 people are diagnosed annually and this number is growing
by 5% every year. The actual number of affected patients is almost certainly
much higher due to the fact that many patients have been categorized as ‘other’
cancers and due to the high incidence of mis-diagnosed cases. Initially, over
90% of all Carcinoid/ NET patients are incorrectly diagnosed and treated for
the wrong disease. Average time from initial onset of symptoms to proper
diagnosis exceeds five years.
for more information go to www.carcinoidawareness.org
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