Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation

2014 – The New Jersey Wireless Association is pleased to announce that the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation has been selected as our charity for 2014. Proceeds from the 8th Annual Charity Golf Outing will be earmarked to go to this important foundation.

“I didn’t know that prolonged heartburn could cause me to lose two-thirds of my esophagus and one-third of my stomach. My name is Bart Frazzitta, and in 1999, I was diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, more commonly known as esophageal cancer. My treatment included intense chemotherapy and radiation, and a 7-hour surgery.”

Esophageal Cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the United States and its survival rate, because it is discovered so late, due to its elusive symptoms, reflects only a 15% chance of surviving 5 years. 17,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2012, with a death toll of 15,000.