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Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is the only non-profit organization in North America exclusively dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Approximately 10,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with this hard-to-diagnose, difficult-to-treat, fatal type of cancer. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare but deadly cancer that has very little name recognition or awareness. Due to this lack of visibility, it is often overlooked as symptoms can mimic those of other illnesses and diagnosis comes too late. Conventional cancer treatments remain ineffective against cholangiocarcinoma, and most people diagnosed with advanced disease have less than a 5% chance of surviving at least five years. While almost 2 out of 3 people with bile duct cancer are 65 or older, people of nearly any age can be diagnosed. There has been an alarming increase in the past decade of young individuals being diagnosed in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s.

Your support of TeamCCF will significantly enhance awareness and recognition of bile duct cancer and raise critical funds for research, outreach and education to serve all those affected by cholangiocarcinoma.


AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon, 8k
 Philadelphia, PA
November 23 - 24, 2019

Claire and I are walking the Philadelphia 8K in memory of my wife Emily. We are raising donations for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in her name.

Emily was a wonderful woman full of life. She was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma back in March 2017. Emilky was a pediatriac nurse at LVHN in PA. She loved her little patients and worked in the NICU and later was the clinical coordinator of a pediatric speciality doctors office. She was a fighter and never gave up even when faced with unbelievable odds. She always had a smile on her face and met each challenge with the attitude of "I'm goning to beat this!" She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, wife, friend and so much more. Her memory lives on within all of us. 

I once said that a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. You chose to live your life with a positive attitude no matter what. Emily is forever my HERO!

Please make a donation no matter how small and help us reach our goal for this race. 

Thank you!


Donations2Date: $500

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Anonymous Donor $25.00 11/10/2019
Jennifer Rivera $25.00 11/10/2019 Love to you, your family, and all the families affected by this cancer. Good luck with your walk!! ??
Jeffrey fry $50.00 10/24/2019
Anonymous Donor $100.00 10/4/2019 All God’s special babies are lovingly caressed in the arms of your precious Emily. Her love for the babies has no boundaries and her love lives on forevermore in you, Joe, and Claire and Jacob.
Anonymous Donor $250.00 10/4/2019 Joe, I am so sorry to hear about Emily. I apologize for the late message in reaching out but I just found out today. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. If I can ever do anything for you please don't hesitate to ask.
Anonymous Donor $50.00 10/3/2019 In memory of Emily.
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