My name is Emily and after 8 years of struggling, I was finally diagnosed with Crohn's in 2019. I had seen multiple doctors who tried to tell me it was just anxiety and I was fine. Thanks to on-going advances in Crohn's diagnostic technology, with a pill cam endoscopy, my new doctor was able to see the Crohn's disease ulcers in my small intestine. Without this new technology, it might've taken until I needed surgery, for my Crohn's to be discovered and treated. While I am on medication now to manage my Crohns, life is not perfect. I still struggle with flares and fatigue on a regular basis. I choose to take steps to hope find a cure to this to disease and help the many others in my situation.
Millions of Americans are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and currently there is no cure. Our team is walking and raising money to support the crucial work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Take Steps is the 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 and lets patients know they have a community who supports them.
Please help us reach our team goal of $2,000.00 for Take Steps Atlanta by donating or registering and fundraising. Your support will help the Foundation invest in cures for the future, while providing support to patients today.
Leaders in Research: The Foundation has invested more than $400 million in research toward cures since its inception. They remain laser-focused on reducing time to disease diagnosis and improving disease management. The Foundation continues to lead the way in critically important areas of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research, and to accelerate novel therapies and innovative products that address unmet patient needs.
Empowering Patients and Caregivers: The Foundation serves millions of patients annually, and empowers both patients and caregivers through education, support, and advocacy programs. Examples include COVID-19 resources, expanded pediatric support, influencing legislation, and focusing on diversity and inclusion.
Do you know someone who is affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis? Join our team and share our fundraising page to spread awareness in the community!