The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on Nov. 7. This year serves as the 50th celebratory running of the marathon. The Foundation will be among the more than 400 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.
CCF is the leading global resource for research, education, and public awareness for cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) patients. The Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary serving CCA patients, caregivers and others affected by the lethal bile duct cancer. As part of the celebration of the milestone, TeamCCF is running to pay tribute to the rich history of the Foundation and the many individuals and organizations who have contributed to the organization’s growth and positive impact in the cancer community.
“CCF is delighted to be an official charity partner for the TCS New York City Marathon,” said Meredith McGuffage, TeamCCF Coordinator. “The funds raised are earmarked for important research to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma.”
“Supporting charitable causes and organizations is a long-standing tradition of the TCS New York City Marathon as it serves as one of the world’s largest fundraising platforms,” said Christine Burke, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR. “The marathon exemplifies the running community’s spirit of giving back, and no group demonstrates that more than the thousands who choose to run for charity. We are proud to support the efforts of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation team and the positive impact they have made to their community.”
The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf.
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $350 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.
The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon will commemorate the race’s 50th running with runners from all over the world participating in person and virtually. The marathon began in 1970 and has become one of the most anticipated annual mass sporting events in New York City. This year’s marathon will once again bring together people of all ages and abilities reflecting the resilience and strength of the running community.
About cholangiocarcinoma: Cholangiocarcinoma, pronounced (koh-LAN-jee-oh-KAR-sih-NOH-muh), is a highly lethal and rare bile duct cancer of the liver with a poor prognosis. With approximately 10,000 cases a year being diagnosed in the United States, cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common primary liver cancer in the world. It is often diagnosed at advanced stages when treatment is only minimally effective, emphasizing the imminent need for novel therapies.
About the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation: Founded in 2006, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a global 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by bile duct cancer. CCF supports basic & translational research and raises awareness in the cholangiocarcinoma community through advocacy, education, collaboration, and research. For more information, please visit our website at cholangiocarcinoma.org.
About New York Road Runners (NYRR):
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.