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A Hike for Jill A Hike for a Cure

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$5,000 Goal

Hello Friends,

As many of you are aware, my beautiful and talented wife, Jill passed away after a long and courageous battle against cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in October 2018. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer that occurs in the liver within the bile ducts. Approximately 10,000 Americans are diagnosed annually, and the diagnosis rate continues to rise. Currently, there is no known cure. Existing treatment protocols include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and surgery.


However, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) is working hard to fund research for new treatment options and work towards its mission of finding a cure for cholangiocarcinoma. CCF is the leading global resource for cholangiocarcinoma research, education, support, and awareness and is the only US organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of this community.


Every day ongoing research is leading to the development of new therapies and more clinical trials. There have been 6 total FDA approvals and a new standard of care established by the FDA in the past three years. So much progress has been made, but there is still work to be done.

To honor Jill's memory and support CCF's research efforts, we will be hiking to the summit of Mt. Madison. Mt. Madison is the 5th highest peak in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains. 

This year will be the 6th Annual Hike for Jill and our 5th new mountain to hike. It is my goal to hike all 10 of the highest peaks in New Hampshire in honor of Jill, and this year we are nearly halfway to that goal. 

I’m inviting those of you who may be hikers yourselves to join me on Saturday, August 24th, for the 6th annual "A Hike for Jill.  A Hike for a Cure." to raise funds in the hope of finding a cure for this insidious disease.  Your donation, no matter how small or large, WILL make a difference!  It may not have saved Jill’s life, but it may save the life of someone you love one day.


Event Details:
Saturday, August 24th
In case of inclement weather: August 31st


Here are ways that you can help:

  • Donate! Any amount is helpful in funding crucial research, advocacy, and education efforts.
  • Share this page and Jill's story! Many people have never even heard of Cholangiocarcinoma, and awareness is such an important step in finding a cure.
  • Visit the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation website at to learn more about the disease and other ways you can get involved.

Thank you for your generous support. See you on the mountain!

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