Topic: Hello from ASCO, Chicago

Stella, as you may remember is roma's (Barbara) Mom.  Stella has shown to be a fantastic advocate for our Foundation.  Considering that we had a prime location and plenty of advocates to interact mainly with physicians and researchers, I would have to say that this has been one of the most (if not the most) exciting conference we have attended.
Stella would like to share a few thoughts with you.
Hi everyone,
I would like to extend a warm hello to all of you, my dear friends.
It has been a busy conference for us.  Many people stopped at our booth, taking brochures, and retrieving our famous wristbands.  There were many interactions with physicians, researchers, and other advocates. I actually was able to practice my Italian with some of the doctors.  I had the pleasure of working with Barbara and Percy and also see Marion and Patty again as well as meeting Stacie, Sara, Seth, Dawn and Rick for dinner, on Saturday night.  It has been a memorable experience and I am looking forward to our next conference.
Love to all,
Stella

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Re: Hello from ASCO, Chicago

Thank you so very much Stella for representing us in such a wonderful way, we appreciate you so much. Please give your Barbara a kiss from me.

And Marion as usual there are not words enough to thank you!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Hello from ASCO, Chicago

Hello Everyone,
I just returned from ASCO and it was such an exciting conference. Being in such a prime location was such a high. I remember being at ASCO 2 or 3 years ago and being in the back of the exhibit hall, wishing we could be in the front "corral". Well, we have made it to that prime spot. So much traffic and many conversations with physicians, researchers, oncology nurses and other advocates - I was so proud to be representing The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. I also had the pleasure of meeting Stella - she is so wonderful, her daughter Barbara, and Patty. It was also great to see Marion, Percy, Stacie, Sara, Seth, Rick, and Dawn again. I came home recharged, I want to do so much more to help raise awareness - I will do whatever I can anytime they need me and when I retire I will do even more.
I am going to start organizing a 5k walk for Cholangiocarcinoma - hopefully in Boston in the fall - I hope there is not too much "red tape" to get through. If any of you out there are in the Boston area and want to help me with this, or have any contacts or ideas- please contact me. Let's raise some money - raise awareness - get together - and make a difference.
My sincere thanks to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation for being such an important part of my getting through life since losing my amazing Jacques three and a half years ago. Being involved with this is extremely rewarding to me.
Love from NH,
Barbara

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My thanks to all of you involved with organising and attending the conference. It sounds like it went very well indeed and was a great success. Thank you all so much!

Gavin

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Hi everyone!  I didnt have the  pleasure to attend the show,  but from eveything I heard from my mom and Marion it is has been a great success.  The location of the  booth alone certainly gives our cancer some pressence.  My mom commented that when some Italian Drs approached her at the booth and she asked in Italian "conosce questi malatia?"(do you know this cancer?") and they responded somberly "por troppo, si"(yes, unfortunaterly we do) She realized that this cancer is all over the worId and many Drs when they see it, just dont know wha to do to treat it.
didnt find this site until a year and a half after my father was dignosed because his Onc didnt even use the term Calangiocarcinoma, she just called it Bile Duct Cancer.  She told me once she only saw this cancer a few times in her career.  This orphan cancer needs all the exposure it can get,and people like Marion(wonder women) are doing so much to make that happen.
I had the pleasure to have dinner with several of the board members of our site Saturday night(Stacie, Sara, Seth, Rick, Dawn) and as I told them the other night, I am internally grateful to all of them for this site.  It saved me when my dad was going through the final stages of this awful disease.  It was my lifeline.

The  Lord is my shephard

Re: Hello from ASCO, Chicago

Cancer Advocates at ASCO: Connecting for a Cause.

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