My Partnership with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and my friend Kate
Meet Kate. Kate is a 21 year old that was born and raised in Palo Alto California and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I first met Kate about eight years ago, back when she and two of my children met upon entering high school. Over the years, our families became friends and remain so as our children have grown. Over the coming months, I will try to tell Kate’s story; her experience as someone who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis.
On July 27th 2019, I will compete in Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa, raising donations for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation while dedicating that race to Kate and I’m hoping you will join me by making a donation today.
It’s estimated that 1.6 million Americans suffer from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD). It’s a chronic condition which means for Kate that she will likely spend the rest of her life managing this condition. There are various forms of treatment for the symptoms, some more effective than others, but there is no cure. Not yet, anyway.
That’s where the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation comes in. A very high quality charitable organization founded in 1967, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of both children and adults that are affected by these diseases. It funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, provides on-going professional education and publishes the Journal “Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”, the only professional journal dedicated to this chronic disease.
Ironman and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation have teamed up to work to find a cure. Ironman’s motto is “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE” and with your help, that motto can be relevant to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the thousands of patients that benefit from their work.
I will write more about Kate and post it on my Team Challenge webpage soon, but for now, please consider making a donation to the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation via my Team Challenge page at http://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/DominiqueFilloux.
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