On April 23, 2013, Carissa Tillman was diagnosed with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, (FHCC for short). After doing some research, our family learned that FHCC is an extremely rare liver cancer and is still very mysterious to doctors and researchers. No research for FHCC had ever been done until the 1980's and it did not receive its name until 2010. There are only about 200 confirmed cases of FHCC worldwide, per year and the average age of discovery is 23 years old. As there is little to be known about this type of cancer, treatments are usually limited to clinical trials.
Sadly, Carissa left us, after a hard fought battle, on Sunday, February 23, 2014. She generously donated her body to research, in order to hopefully save lives in the future. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Carissa, while also raising money and awareness! ALL proceeds will go to The Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation.
We are excited to announce that this year, our tournament will be held at Salem College on June 28th. As you look forward to this event, NOTICE that we are changing things up! We will be doing a corn hole tournament instead of a volleyball tournament!!! Last year, we heard a lot of people say, "I want to help, but I can't play volleyball." Well, this way, EVERYONE can participate! However, please know that playing corn hole will not be the only thing to do! We have lots of plans being set in motion, so make sure to read our updates! Feel free to share all information with others, too! :) We look forward to seeing you all, soon!