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I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On January 16, 2022 I will participate in the Maui Oceanfront Marathon & Half Marathon. This will be a big undertaking, but it's nothing compared to the battle that many face with Crohn's and Colitis. Not only will your donations motivate me to the finish, but they will help us get closer to the cure. Won’t you please consider a donation today?
Why Crohn's and Colitis Foundation?
My dear brother suffers from Ulcerative Colitis. It's an inflammatory disease that, when it flares up, is quite painful, debilitating, and I've seen him suffer. He handles his condition with a positivity and levity that is so admirable, even when he's very ill. I admire his strength and pray one day, a cure will be found. I want to do something to help him....this is what I can do! My friend Stephanie has Crohn's disease....it's an awful and unfair disease with no cure. She approaches life with joy, positivity and fights hard for her health. Through my association with CCF, I've met so many people affected by IBDs...fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, friends, co-workers, children (this is especially hard)....it's not a disease that people readily discuss, but I hope and pray, in some way, I can help shed light on IBDs and help raise the dollars that find the cure! Wouldn't it be awesome if your dollar was the one!
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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