Raising Awareness and Funds to Fight Cholangiocarcinoma
Dave and Linda Fleischer lost their daughter Sarah to cholangiocarcinoma in 2018, but they did not lose hope. To the contrary, they are spreading hope and awareness of this rare cancer of the biliary tract, to honor the memory of Sarah. On May 20, Dave and Linda set out on a 15,000-mile journey planned across the 48 contingent U.S. states, in recognition of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation’s 15th anniversary and to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit foundation. They plan to visit 15 towns named Hope across the U.S., as well as cancer research institutes focused on discovering and developing treatments for cholangiocarcinoma. They are also meeting up along the way with cholangiocarcinoma patients and others who have been inspired by their daughter Sarah, for the strength and positive attitude she bravely showed during her four-and-a-half-year fight against the disease.
Zymeworks welcomed Dave and Linda to Washington State, home of Zymeworks U.S. headquarters in Seattle, when they visited their first town called Hope, on Fox Island on May 23, and when they visited the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle on May 24.
Zymeworks is proud to sponsor this Journey of Hope, and invites everyone to follow Dave’s journey and contribute to the related fundraising campaign. For more information, visit https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/15000-mile-journey-of-hope/.