Beth and Jeff Salk's Fundraising for Our Two Sons
Once more Jeff and I will be riding 100 miles on our bikes to raise funds and awareness about Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. This )ctober we will be participating in the Day 0f theThread Century bike ride in Albuquerque New Mexico. This ride is always a big undertaking with all the training and fund raising we do. This cause is close to our hearts since our two sons have Ulcerative Colitis. Over the last 12 years we have collectively ridden over 3400 miles to raised funds and awareness. Our combined fund raising goal this year is $7000. it is a serious under taking. Won’t you please consider a donation today to help us get closer to a cure for Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis!
Beth and Jeff Salk
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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