Fundraising Spotlights

The Cholangiocarcinoma is pleased to support your local event by providing publicity on our website and social media outlets, giveaways including educational brochures and awareness bracelets, and suggestions to help make your activity a success!

Please add your event to our event calendar to get started, and contact Kathi at or 630-286-0418 for further information.

Don’t forget to send post-event pictures!

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 help further the great work of the CCF! Thanks for your help and guidance getting the Crowdrise site set up! Fred... read more

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 family that came out to support the foundation, which means so much to my sister, father, and I. I have attached some pictures from the event!   We are again so thankful and blessed to be able to contribute to the foundation. It was a beautiful tribute to our mother and hopefully shined a light on the value of the CCF! Thanks!   Best,  Alie... read more

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. In the end, we have raised a total of $5,850 from this event and we will be donating it in full to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation! Although this was just the first year, we have even bigger goals for the next few years to come. This foundation hits very close to home with us so we are more than supportive of everything that you all do! I am going to... read more

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 successful last year so they did it again this year. The fundraisers included a softball and volleyball tournament, along with 20+ raffle baskets, silent auction items, and a 50/50 raffle. Also in gathering donations, the facility used to host the fundraiser donated a percentage of all food and drink sales to the foundation.  Lastly, a local horse show that his daughter participated in donated a portion of their money from the riders’ entry... read more

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 Foundation, which received $30,000. Thank... read more

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 / — Lisa Layton has a diagnosis of stage IV intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. She was first introduced to the brand “Charming Charlie” while a patient at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. While undergoing treatment in the oncology unit, Lisa received a darling “Charming Charlie” hat with an adorable pom-pom. She proudly wore the donated hat and garnered many compliments. Lisa then visited her local “Charming Charlie” store in... read more

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 silent disease as it goes unrecognised and can very often be mistaken as another disease. The major function of the bile duct is to move a fluid called bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine, where it helps digest the fats in food. The cancer blocks this tube and begins to spread throughout the body. Once it has spread it’s quickly detected as cholangiocarcinoma but by... read more

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 with me and our three beautiful, crazy kids – Gracie, Grant and Bradley. This September 17th marks 5 years since Jeff passed away. This is a rare cancer which receives precious little research funding. By supporting the Cholangiocarinoma Foundation, we are not only helping patients with the disease, but directly funding research that will help develop treatments specific to this cancer and to one day find a cure! As Jeff was an... read more

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 3 children under 17 who had ever been diagnosed with this disease.  I am planning a community carwash and bake sale to raise money for research to help develop a cure for this type of cancer.   All the money I make will go to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (Federal Tax ID # 20-5776861). The carwash will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:00 am in the parking lot... read more
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