Dear Friends & Family,
As you may or may not know, our son Devon was diagnosed with Crohns Disease when he was just 14 years old. Devon, now 22, continues to struggle with this life long auto-immune disesae, in the form of belly pain, fatique, joint pain and the scary side effects of his Remicade infusions. As a mother, it's scary to think about his future at times and the fear of what may come without a cure. Fortunately, CCFA has made huge leaps toward more advanced and customized treatments that are right around the corner! I am so excited and proud of what they have accomplished! There are research projects in the pipeline right now leading us to a cure, but they can't keep going without funding, so please consider a donation.
We will walk on May 19th with our team "Anemia New Gut" to empower patients and families living with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. We are a community dedicated to improving the lives of the 1.6 million men, women, and children who struggle with digestive diseases in the U.S.
Please join me in supporting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) by donating toward my fundraising goal for this year’s Take Steps walk! I am committed to raising $3,000 this year which is a lofty goal, and double what we've done in the past. eek!
Your donation will directly support critical research projects, as well as groundbreaking patient programs like Camp Oasis, a summer camp just for kids with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Take Steps is the nation's largest event supporting vital research, treatment, and life-enriching programs for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our walk includes food, music, and family activities that brings people from all across the community to join together in fun, solidarity, and purpose. Since its inception, Take Steps has raised more than $75 million nationally to improve the lives of those affected by these diseases.
Please donate $50 or more to support my fundraising efforts in celebration of CCFA’s 50th anniversary. Better yet, take it a step further and register yourself! It’s not only deeply important to Devon and to me, but to many others whose lives are impacted by IBD.
Aimee & Devon