In 2019 after years of searching for answers, I was finally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. At the same time I finally received this diagnosis, I learned we were pregnant with our first child. It was a season of highs and lows, but thanks to the great care I received from my GI and OB teams, and the grace and mercy of the Lord, I carried our son full term and had a healthy labor and delivery. Today, I am still searching for answers to healing and entering remission, which is why this event is a personal mission for me and my family. Will you join us by walking and/or donating towards research for a cure?
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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect more individuals than you may think – millions of Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Take Steps is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s largest nationwide fundraising campaign, helping to accelerate the progress of breakthrough research and to support critical patient programs. Take Steps also brings the community together in a fun, family-friendly and supportive atmosphere so patients know they are not alone.
Please help me reach my personal goal of $100.00 for Take Steps Charlotte so that together we can support the crucial work of the Foundation. Your donation to my fundraising efforts will help the Foundation invest in cures for the future, while providing support to patients today.
Leaders in Research: The Foundation has been a leader in IBD research since their founding more than 50 years ago. They are accelerating the pace of research by breaking down traditional barriers to patients, data, funding, and collaborations, as well as catalyzing critical cutting-edge research studies and clinical trials at major medical institutions, and financing underdeveloped areas of research.
Empowering Patients and Caregivers: The Foundation serves millions of patients annually, and empowers both patients and caregivers through education, support, and advocacy programs.
Do you know someone who is affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis? Join my team or share my fundraising page to spread awareness in the community!