Introducing The Charity: AMMF - The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity

Introducing The Charity: AMMF - The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity - GNAW

We are absolutely delighted to announce the 1st of 3 selected charities Gnaw are supporting in 2023/24... AMMF-The cholangiocarcinoma charity

"We are delighted to have been chosen as one of Gnaw’s three charities. As a charity, we try to give as much as we can towards research into cholangiocarcinoma and ways to treat it, along with funding key research projects. Another main objective of the charity is to invest in the much-needed awareness raising of cholangiocarcinoma, as without awareness there is no funding and without funding there is no research! We thank Gnaw for their support!"

Founded in 2002, AMMF was the world’s first charity dedicated solely to cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Today, AMMF remains the UK’s only cholangiocarcinoma charity, working nationally and across Europe, as well as actively collaborating globally.

AMMF provides information and support to those who need it, campaigns to raise awareness of this devastating disease, and encourages and supports specialised research teams in their work towards better diagnostic techniques and treatments and, ultimately a cure.

Over recent years an enormous and extremely worrying worldwide increase in cholangiocarcinoma’s incidence has been noted. Latest figures show that in 2019 in England alone 2,635 people were diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, and in the same year the mortality figure was 2,754 (recorded mortality higher than incidence). (Acknowledgement: National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, NHS Digital). The incidence appears to be increasing across all age groups, including younger people, and the cause of this ongoing increase is unknown. Much more research is desperately needed.

This charity is close to Gnaw's heart and we look forward to raising money to raise awareness of this rare cancer in the hope of finding a cure. If you wish to donate to this great charity click here.

We cannot wait for a fantastic year of supporting this great charity through getting the Gnaw team together for fundraising events throughout the year...first up the Muddy Run 5k here in sunny Norwich!

 

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