"Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others." --Booker T. Washington
Who am I?
Phyllis Howell, racing to help find a cure for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).
What am I doing?
I will be racing at the Newport Dunes Triathlon on Sunday, November 3. I'll be doing a 1 mile swim, a 24-mile bike ride and a 6.2 mile run. That’s a total of nearly 32 miles for me to complete, but it’s nothing in comparison to living with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.
Why am I doing this?
Although I do not have IBD, many of my friends fight against this terrible disease. For all those IBD Warriors, I salute you! I raise money to help researchers find that all important piece of the puzzle to cure this disease forever.
What can you do to help?
Donate! It’s as simple as clicking on the Donate button at the top of the page. Your generosity will help advance research, send a kid to Camp Oasis (a summer camp for kids with IBD), broaden IBD awareness, and help the 1.6 million people in the US (and over 5 million people globally) who live with this disease.
Work for a company with a matching gift program? Contact Phyllis at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the details you need to match your gift to our fundraising effort.
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families and they affect males and females equally. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and may affect any part from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine.
The Mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is: To cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.
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