We just received notice that the Fourth Annual Thomas E. Whitten, Jr. Memoral Golf Outing and Cookout is taking place on September 24. Thanks to Doug and everyone involved for their continuing support. We’ll post more details as the event nears.Read More
More press for The Chloangiocarcinoma Foundation – this time in the NCI Cancer Bulletin. Check out the article, “Cancer Advocates at ASCO: Connecting for a Cause”. In the section, “Down in the Hall”, our very own Marion Schwartz, Director of Advocacy was quoted. Way to go Marion! Good job promoting the foundation and creating awarenss of bile duct cancer. Read the whole article at the link below.Read More
View the link below to see The Cholangiocarinoma Foundation President, Sara Hinkley, discuss the foundation and bile duct cancer at ASCO 2011. Great job Sara!Read More
In June 2010, my mother was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (CC) at the age of 56. This news devastated my family and I, my mother was completely healthy until that point. Throughout her care it became increasingly clear that cholangiocarcinoma continues to perplex and frustrate the medical community, and requires further intensive research.
When I told family and friends about my mother’s illness, I realized how little the general community knew about CC and that raising awareness was a pivotal step in fighting this life-threatening disease. To that end, some friends and I decided to hold a fundraising event to collect donations and raise awareness. In honour of my mother, a vibrant and outgoing woman who enjoys organizing social events in our community, we decided to give our fundraiser a theme…an outer spaCCe party! We invited our guests to join us into outer space to find a cure for cholangiocarcinoma…the party was a great success and out of this world!Read More