Award-winning Retailer Teams-up with the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation to Support Research

Charming Charlie, a women’s fashion and accessories retailer with more than 370 locations worldwide supports non-profit organizations through their in-store fundraising events. During ‘Charming Charlie Cares’ events, ten percent of all purchases are donated to the hosting charity.

On September 17th, the Charming Charlie store in Happy Valley, Oregon at Clackamas Town Center held an event to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. The event was hosted by Lisa Layton who describes herself as the #1 Charming Charlie Fan. She is a parent, a speech-language pathologist and patient living with a diagnosis of stage IV cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of liver and bile duct cancer.

Lisa shared that a highlight of the evening was meeting a young woman who lost her dad to cholangiocarcinoma several years ago. The attendee was delighted to come to one of her favorite stores and shop for a cause close to her heart. Another touching moment was when two siblings presented Lisa with two pairs of earrings from their own allowance. The little boy said “I just love shopping for jewelry.” Lisa felt “Certainly Charlie Chanaratsopon, founder and CEO would approve!”

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