We are walking for wonderful niece, Margaret Wood-McGrath, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the young age of nine years old. Now in her 30s, Margaret has had her fair share of Crohn’s complications including many hospitalizations and surgeries. But through it all, She has had the love and support of her family and the music of Justin Timberlake to pull her through the rough times. The teams name “Cry me a colon”, is a parody in homage to JT‘s (yes another JT) number one fan. Her team is made up of some of her favorite and funniest people in the world, our family and friends. So please, if you are seeing this please consider donating to the walk, and help researchers develop a cure and treatments to end the sickness and pain of our loved ones.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$250 for Take Steps 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!