2020 CCFA Eric Knight
Again this year I am fundraising for the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America. Crohn's is a disease that unfortunately I know all too well. My first cousin Marla died from a Crohn's related bowel cancer and my son and other relatives have the disease. We will hopefully see an end to this and many other genetic, auto-immune diseases in the next 10-15 years through gene editing (CRISPR), but we won't get there without our support. Like many other things, this is a TEAM EFFORT. We can't do this alone which is why I am asking for your help. Thanks and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis:
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects almost 1 in 100 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however the incidence is increasing in children.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who are affected by these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD.
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