CC Awareness Month 2014 Guest Posts

Once again this year we had a fantastic response to our Facebook Daily Guest Post feature during February, Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month.   And what incredible posts they were – telling of love, courage and support, of so many people lost to this ruthless disease, and of the appalling lack of knowledge there is of CC.

The Guest Post feature attracted an enormous amount of attention, and many supportive comments. According to the Facebook analytics this year many of these individual posts were seen on more than 8,000 newsfeeds across the Facebook community, so this feature is very effective on two levels:

•   it allows people whose lives have been affected by cholangiocarcinoma an opportunity to share their experiences, which we believe helps them and helps others,

•    and it serves to raise awareness in a very real way.

Thank you to everyone who took part in writing and sharing these posts – we know it takes enormous courage – and to all those who put up such wonderful, supportive comments on them, too.

This year, for the first time during Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, we had a Specialists’ & Researchers’ Comments feature, too – we invited various individuals to write a short endorsement for AMMF and give some thoughts on CC in their particular areas.  These proved an excellent way to give an overview of the reach of AMMF and also the areas of research the charity is involved with.

Although all the posts – Guest Posts and Specialists’ and Researchers’ Comments – will remain on Facebook for posterity, they are now available here, in one place as a downloadable pdf.   There is a contents page – each name live linked to the post – and all photographs and live links to external pages have been included.  (Comments to the individual posts are not included in the pdf – but remain on Facebook, of course.)

To read AMMF’s 2014 Facebook Guest Posts and Specialists’ & Researchers’ Comments, click here

Thank you again to everyone who contributed to these features.  And, whether you are reading these posts for the first time, or have read them many times, we hope you find them as inspiring as we do.

March 2014