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Once again, I will be running another race in September to help raise funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Our family was hit hard by Ulcerative Colitis. I've seen the devastating effects this disease has not only on the patient, but on their entire family. I don't want any other family to go through this. That's why I have been training for the race since May and have logged in over 90 miles of training...even had to get a new pair of shoes because I wore the old ones out. But it will be worth it when we find a cure.
The money raised from our races have helped the Foundation make great strides in finding more treatment options and improving patient care. But we still don't have a cure. That's where YOU come in. Every donation gets us one step closer to finding a cure. Thank you for helping us with your donations of any amount.
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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