Welcome To My 70.3-Mile Journey To Help Crohn's & Colitis
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On June 21st, 2020, I will participate in the Half Ironman event coming to Des Moines. This will be a big undertaking, but it will all be worth it because your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help us get closer to the cure. Won’t you please consider a donation today?
In my professional life, many of you know I have spent the last several years of my career dedicated to helping shape public policy favorable to patients gaining access to treatment for chronic disease. I see completing this race as another way to pursue my passion of helping those who need it most!
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.
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