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Half-Ironman - Old Orchard Beach, Maine - August 25, 2019
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
On August 25, 2019, in honor of my cousin Cindy, who suffers from Crohn's, I will race 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Maine - that's a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.
As strenuous as it can be to prepare for such a tough race, it's nothing compared to the struggle of people who are afflicted by Crohn's and Colitis. The training and effort will be worth it because your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help us get closer to the cure.
And, if you check back here close to race day, I'll post a link that will allow you to track my progress throughout the race - you can even watch me finish on the Ironman website!
Won’t you please consider a donation today?
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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