Hello! I have decided to take part in a fundraising effort in the name of my dad, Ken Hand. As you may already know, my dad was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in April of 2016 and sadly passed away after a courageous battle on January 26th, 2018. Since bile duct cancer is a very rare cancer, it does not receive as much funds to supplement extensive research when compared to more prevalent cancers such as breast cancer. Therefore, in an effort to raise money for research and to increase awareness for this type of cancer, I created this GoFundMe page in memory of my dad, with all donations going to The Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) Foundation in Herriman, UT. Even though it would not be much, it would be a big step in the right direction! But if not for my dad, please consider donating in memory of revered NHL announcer and Glens Falls native Dave Strader, who sadly passed away from this type of cancer on October 1st, 2017. This an open donation, so you can decide what amount you wish to donate. Thank you all very much for your time and generosity, I really appreciate everything you have done and will do for me, my dad and my family, and most importantly, for cancer research!
With a mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those like my dad and Dave Strader who is and was affected by bile duct cancer, I hope you consider donating to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in an effort to combat this rare form of the disease. Founded in 2006, in Salt Lake City, Utah by a family member who lost a loved one to bile duct cancer, The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has grown to become a leading United States (and increasingly international) resource in research, education, and public awareness of this cancer. Every contribution, regardless of size, makes a difference and is an investment in education, research, and advocacy to find a cure. Thank you all again so much for your kindness and efforts!