Welcome to Lena's Fundraising Page
Welcome! I am competing in the Maine 70.3 Ironman with Team Challenge on August 25th 2019 to help raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. I’m doing this exciting 70.3 mile race in honor of my dad – my hero and the strongest person I know – who has battled Crohn’s and UC for several decades. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and finishes with a half marathon 13.1 run! Your donations will directly go towards research funding to help develop better treatments and discover cures for these devastating diseases.
With more than 1,400 grants awarded the Foundation has played a role in every major scientific breakthrough in IBD, from generating data that led to new therapies to the discovery of the first gene for Crohn's disease. In addition to supporting individual studies and reports, the Foundation provides research training awards to emerging researchers to help ensure their continued work in the field of IBD throughout their careers. Please consider donating to help support this worthy cause – any amount is greatly appreciated to help me reach my fundraising goal of $3,000.
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.
Please make a tax-deductable donation TODAY, and help the 3.1 million Americans living with IBD.
Thank you for your support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation!
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