Welcome to My Personal Page
Welcome to my fundraising page! I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2012. This diagnosis is something that shaped my identity. I even created a support group in college for others with Crohn's and Colitis to help remind people we are not alone on this journey and met my best friend while getting our infusions!
All that being said, I decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On September 4, 2022 I will participate in the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon & 5K. This will be a big undertaking, but it will all be worth it because your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help us get closer to the cure.
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, fever, weight loss, and amongst many others. 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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Uncle Michael & Aunt Janet
Karen & Mike Weiner
Ms. Hilary Diskin
Tricia and Eric Blumenthal
Jerri & Scott Ballard
Aunt Sherri and Uncle Moe
Scott & Gail Fogel
Hallie E Andrews
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