Who do you know with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis?
Let's face it, having inflammatory bowel disease is the s**ts. Literally. Yet there are millions of people just in the US that suffer with this every day in silence. Hard to share a disease with those side effects, isn't it.... So chances are good that you know someone suffering. Unfortunately, you may have even lost someone one from the complications that arise when you live with chronic inflammation for decades. It's amazing how many people suffer every day with this disease, and still we need more research to find treatments and a cure for this disease that was only recognized in the past 90 years.
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On June 21, 2020 I will participate in the Ironman 70.3 Des Moines race. 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. This race will contribute at least $2500 per team member directly towards the cure 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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