Holly's Oregon Race
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2015 and at the time, I had never heard of IBDs. Talking about poop, exhaustion, blood, and cramping is kind of embarassing so I didn't talk about it at first. When I found Team Challenge, I wasn't even a runner! Through the training runs, I was able to meet people who had experienced what I was going through and running became something I looked forward to doing each week. I ran and fundraised for my first half marathon in 2016 and haven't looked back! On September 4, 2022 the Oregon Half Marathon will be my 5th race for Team Challenge and I can't wait to cross that finish line. Won’t you please consider a donation today? Together, we can find cures for IBDs!
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect millions of Americans. 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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