This fundraiser is in memory of my beautiful mother and all the other families affected by this horrible cancer or who have lost their loved one to cholangiocarcinoma otherwise known as bile duct cancer. This cancer is rare but on the rise in those younger than 65, the cause of the cancer is often unknown, and when discovered it is generally too late for surgery (the only curative treatment; although there is still a large chance of recurrence). At the moment there is no cure but with our dedication and donations we can help spread awareness and fund research. Liver cancer is on the rise and has been increasing at about 200% each year, a scary number that can be eliminated if found at an early stage.
My goal is to donate over $2,000 to the cholangiocarcinoma foundation in memory of my mother with the hope that somehow this simple gesture will help develop an answer, a cure, or even change public health policies regarding screening of the liver as part of our physical.
Many people believe that events like this could never happen to them or the one's they love, but unfortunatley my mom is living proof that those who are healthy and physically fit are not exempt from getting cancer. Please donate in memory of our beautiful Jovanka to this foundation and let's make Cholangiocarcinoma a thing of the past. Remember that every penny counts and no donation is too big or small!
Thank-you all from the bottom of my heart! My mom would be so proud and happy to know that each and everyone of you helped make a difference in the lives of cancer patients fighting for the one gift we all take for granted, life.