Raising Awareness and Funds Through Ironman
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On June 9, 2019 I will participate in the Eagleman Maryland Ironman Event. This will be a big undertaking and some say stupid or crazy but I have done far worse events in terms of distance. This event is a half Ironman and consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike through the great eastern shore of Maryland and then a 13 mile run around the town of Cambridge, MD. Simply put I typically do not reach out to others to accomplish something. Although my impact can be far greater by making those around me aware of the prevailance of this disease. I have a good friend from college who is impacted by this and his battle impowers me to push forward and not quit when races like this are underway or even the hurdles I face in life.
If you can donate great. If you can not maybe pass this along to someone who can or possibly donate some time to help. There are many ways we can make a difference and the choice is yours by taking action. Large or small everything is appreciated. You can donate directly to this cause by the links provided. If Venmo is you route you can dontate directly to me and my work (Teleflex) will match my donations up to 2,000. My Venmo is Joel Baker@Joel-Baker-23 (Has a picture of Bud for those of you who know who that great canine was). Should you prefer to send a check that works, as does gold boullion.
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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Fundraising Honor Roll
Jim and Ann Baker
Mike "I would totally do this with you if it wasn't banned from such races for being too fast&q
Mrs. Lynne Kline
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