Our mission is to raise awareness and fund for Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and usually deadly cancer, and to be a resource for those dealing with this cancer.
Heidi Rhea formed this organization to educate the local public about this deadly cancer that is now affecting so many young people. Because it is so rare, it does not get the attention or research funds it needs. It took Ms Rhea 6.5 years to meet anyone with her cancer. Since she started talking about Bile Duct Cancer and sharing her story at Health Fairs she has found many local people with a connection to loved ones with this cancer.
A Rhea for Hope holds an annual traditonal family-friendly Octoberfest fundraiser in Covington to raise money for Bile Duct Cancer research and education.