Team Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton of Galena, Illinois has been dealing with bile duct cancer since her diagnosis in July 2020. She has endured four-plus months of chemo, two procedures involving implanting Y90 in both lobes of her liver and is currently taking gene therapy medication.

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2nd Annual Moving for the Cure Recap

TeamCCF sponsored its 2nd Annual Moving for the Cure, July 18 – 24. Families and individuals accepted the challenge to raise at least $200 and perform any physical movement during that week in July. In the end, the Moving for the Cure participants and sponsors raised more than $96,000!

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Bidding for the Cure

Help fund research that will move us closer to a cure. To celebrate the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation’s 15th Anniversary, and to support our volunteer committee’s pledge to raise $150,000 to fund critical research into cholangiocarcinoma, we are holding our first-ever virtual silent auction – Bidding for the Cure. We are auctioning off a variety of items,…

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Oktoberfest 2019

On September 21, 2019 Heidi Rhea’s dream of having a successful and lively family friendly Oktoberfest celebration, in support of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF), came true. The 1,200 plus attendees surprised even Heidi herself. Heidi, a patient of cholangiocarcinoma, is also an active volunteer with CCF. She plays a crucial part in helping bring awareness…

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TeamCCF at the Chicago Marathon

TeamCCF had 18 runners participate in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Sunday, October 13th.  This year’s team was the largest to date with men and women of all ages from 13 different states. Together the team raised an unprecedented $49,485. And they will continue to fundraise through the month of October. Runners participate,…

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Michelle’s Hot Peeps Beat CC

Over 150 runners braved the Texas heat in Taylor, TX, on Saturday, Aug. 10th, to support the second annual “Michelle’s Hot Peeps Beat CC” 5K and Fun Run race to support finding a cure for cholangiocarcinoma. The event was planned in memory of Michelle McDonald who last her battle with the disease, at the age…

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Avery’s Ice Cream for a Cure

Avery has a huge love for ice cream and all things chocolate. She also wants to help find a cure for cancer, specifically cholangiocarcinoma, in memory of her grandmother. So this sweet 9 year old decided to use her love of ice cream to raise money and awareness for the The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Avery‘s Ice Cream for a Cure fundraiser in February generated over $1,377!

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Publix Georgia Half Marathon

I successfully completed the Publix Georgia Half Marathon this morning. With the support of some great friends and family, we were able to raise $5,200 (counting $200 I understand was sent directly to the CCF) for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. I am humbled and honored by all the support I’ve received, and I hope these funds…

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6th Annual Jacques Dupont Memorial Benefit

Dear CCF, I set my goal very high this year and unfortunately I did not make it. I am not disappointed though, we did really well. We raised a little over $35,000 (this number includes in- Kind donations as well). This is an increase of $7,000 from last year! I have received a lot of…

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Event in memory of Kathy Plouff

Event in memory of Kathy Plouff I am so happy to update you to tell you the Fundraiser we had in memory of my Mom on what would have been her 52nd birthday was a HUGE success,I believe that we raised a little over $2,000!   We are so grateful for our generous friends and…

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Knock Out Cancer Event

Hi! Just getting back to you about our first fundraising event that was held on July 22- Knock Out Cancer. We had a great turnout with 100+ people, raising over $5,000! We created t-shirts and cups for this event that were able to be purchased, along with about 35 donated baskets that we raffled off.…

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2nd Annual Fundraiser in Honor of Kelly Gratz

July 2017 was the second annual fundraiser for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in honor of Kelly Gratz.  Kelly was diagnosed in February 2016 with stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma. His children decided to host a fundraiser to rally as much emotional support for him through this battle and also to be able to raise money for the foundation and research. It was…

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Andrea’s Night 2017

Andrea’s Night “On the 50 Yard Line” was held on January 14, 2017 in Evansville, IN, by Dan Fuquay and Andrea Remembered in memory of Andrea Fuquay.  This annual event was once again a huge success with a sold-out crowd of 500 attendees!  The fundraiser cleared $110,000 for distribution to various charities including the Cholangiocarcinoma…

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Charlie Chanaratsopon, CEO and Founder of “Charming Charlie” Cares

The abbreviation for cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer is “CC” however, one “CC” patient in Oregon prefers to think of it as “Charming Charlie.” Charming Charlie stores are filled with colorful clothing, beautiful jewelry, amazing accessories, delightful employees and enthusiastic shoppers. — Lisa Layton SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, UNITED STATES, September 13, 2016…

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Shaving for Cancer

Shaving for Cancer As most of you know the worlds greatest shave is coming up. But blood cancer is not why I’m shaving mine. In 2007, my father passed away from a cancer most of you probably aren’t familiar with. It’s called Cholangiocarcinoma, which is cancer of the bile duct. Cholangiocarcinoma is known as a…

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Zulu Race for a Cure

Zulu Race for a Cure Jeff (aka “Zulu”…college nickname, long story!) was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in June 2008 and defied the odds by surviving for nearly 27 months. We knew from the very beginning that his cancer was terminal. With the most inspiring attitude and humor, he fought every single day to be here…

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The Carnival for the Cure

The Carnival for the Cure was a BIG SUCCESS! The Carnival was hosted at Lenux Stables in Huntersville, NC. This was our first year and we feel a great success. Even with a gloomy weather forecast, it was a perfect afternoon with zero rain. There was great food, music, and…as you can see from the…

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Will Jurman’s Fundraising Page

Will Jurman’s Fundraising Page Hello. My name is Will Jurman and I am 12 years old.  I am in the 7th grade at John Muir Middle School in Burbank, California.  Earlier this year, my friend, Christopher Wilke died of Bile Duct Cancer (That is a picture of Christopher to the right).  He was one of only…

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Another Fundraiser Spotlight

A great email we just received from Karen… Our family held a Family Reunion two weeks ago in Richmond, Virginia. During the reunion, we had a Silent Auction to raise money to donate to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in honor our Mother who passed away from cholangiocarcinoma on 12/10/2011. We raised $1,079.00 amazingly enough! Thank you…

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Virginia Gill’s Page

Virginia Gill’s Page Jason & I are running the New Orleans Rock and Roll Half Marathon on January 25th 2015 in memory of Jaime Griff.  As many of you know we lost Jaime to cholangiocarcinoma in September 2014.  Research for treatment of this devestating disease is greatly underfunded.  We are running to help promote awareness and…

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Andrea Remembered

Fundraiser Spotlight: Andrea Remembered On January 10th, AndreaRemembered.org held the fourth annual “Andrea’s Night at the Discovery Lodge”. More than 500 people were in attendance to celebrate her life and raise funds for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and the Andrea M. Fuquay Memorial Scholarship at the University of Southern Indiana. This year, the “Andrea’s Night at…

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The 2014 Journey for Jo 5K Run/Walk & Kids Dash

Who was Jo Bryant? Jo Bryant was a healthy, working teacher and a very involved mother and grandmother when she went to the doctor for back pain.  (She taught for 43 years, up until the day she was hospitalized.)  After tests and a biopsy, a week later, she was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma.  Her health quickly…

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A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races A Day At The Races My Dad, Joe Judge, was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in September of 2012. After consultations with leading hospitals and oncologists, it soon became apparent that there was no cure for this cancer, and managing the disease would only buy a few more precious months at best.…

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