Making Miles Meaningful!
Third time is a charm! I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis for 2020! On June 21, 2021 I will participate in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines . 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. My family is committed to helping find a cure for Chrohn's and Colitis to honor my father-in-law, Jim Snow. Jim passed away from a rare side effect of a medication he was taking to control his Ulcerative Colitis. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has made tremendous strides that have created protocols and testing to identify and treat HLH which ultimately ended Jim's life. The ability of us to push forward and find innovative solutions for Crohn's and Colitis patients is due to each and every one of you who continue to follow me on this journey! Des Moines is hosting their first ever 70.3 event and Team Challenge gets to be a part of it! Join us by donating to help us make miles meaningful!
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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