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.
2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Join us for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Sunday, October 11, 7:30 am.
1. Complete the Fundraising Committment Contract with TeamCCF
2. Craft your story on a free donation page by clicking JOIN TEAM
3. Apply for a Bank of America Chicago Marathon bib with the link provided by TeamCCF
4. Once all above criteria is met, you will be given a bib to the Chicago Marathon and can start fundraising!
The fundraising minimum is $1,250 if you apply for a bib before December 3, 2019. The minimum then increases to $1,750 after November 28th. We encourage you to set a high goal, at $2,000. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!
Contact us if you have any questions. Go TeamCCF! Together we can make a difference.