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
Team Julie is running the Chicago Marathon for a cause that is incredibly important to our family: fighting Cholangiocarcinoma. My mom, Julie Sayler Green, beat breast cancer and then battled Cholangiocarcinoma cancer for over two yours. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare, and unfortunately fairly underfunded, form of liver & bile duct cancer. In attempt to help eradicate this awful disease, Emily Green, Grace Green, Myles Kahn and I will be representing Team Julie to support Cholangiocarcinoma research.
As anyone who has ever met my mom knows, Julie was one of the strongest most positive people out there. She continually reminds us all to celebrate everyday because you never know what might happen next. Last November, Team Julie ran the NYC Marathon in honor of my mother and we hope to do the same here. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our team page, we are so appreciative of your support!!
Elizabeth and all of Team Julie
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