Rachel
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$273

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$250


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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 Team CCF 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. For more information, visit www.cholangiocarcinoma.org

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

On April 11, 2019 my family lost our beloved Emily to this horrible disease. A wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Emily meant so much to so many people. She loved with every ounce in her, she fought for the things that mattered to her and she had so much life to live yet. None of us had ever heard of this type of cancer before she got diagnosed. We remained hopeful that she would be the exception, and she fought hard for two years. I've never seen a stronger person than my sister, she was so brave and tried to keep everyday life for her family as normal as possible while she fought for hers. They were her priority, all she wanted was to see her two children grow up...play football, soccer, graduate high school, get married, take vacations and live life with them and her husband of nearly 19 years. Emily was robbed of so much and we, the survivors, are robbed of Emily's presence, love, laugh, calls, texts, shouting at sporting events, cooking delicious food, warmth, silliness, support...I could go on and on.

This year's race is bittersweet, to say the least. Last year I ran this in honor of Emily, and now it will be in her memory. I will do it every year for as long as I am able and support CCF so that there is more awareness of this type of cancer. It needs funding for research, for options...so that people diagnosed have a better chance at more time, more memories with their loved ones and better quality of life. 

A donation of any amount is so greatly appreciated and my family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

"In Grateful Memory of Those Who Have Passed on Before Us, We Honor the Dead By Helping the Living."

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 Team CCF 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. For more information, visit www.cholangiocarcinoma.org

 

Donations2Date: $273

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Janna Wilbur $20.00 9/21/2019
Kristin DeFinis $50.00 9/12/2019
Margaret O’Donnell $100.00 9/10/2019 You are a tremendous young woman expressing your continued love for Emily. Your Angel will be with you each step, as will our prayers. Love, Aunt Peg & Keith
Renee Jones $25.00 9/10/2019
Gail Weber $25.00 9/10/2019
Lisa Klotz $52.50 9/10/2019
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