Let's Fund Cures for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis!
Friends, I want to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively, IBD). These are lifelong disorders that have major impacts on affected individuals' quality of life. Talented researchers are working to deepen our understanding of IBD biology and develop cures, but they need our help! Like many of you, I have friends, loved ones, and patients whose resilience and courage inspire me to persevere through challenges and seek excellence every day. To honor them, I will participate in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines on June 21, 2021. 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 -- much more importantly -- they will help us get closer to a 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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