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I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On November 1st I will run in the New York City Marathon. 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 May of 2017 I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Before that, I had dealt with symptoms for over 5 years while it went undiagnosed. During the time that it went undiagnosed, I turned to running for a healthier lifestyle. Through that journey, I have met a lot of incredible people who have insipred me to push beyond my limits. Since my diagnoses, I have pushed those limits further and proven that I am more resiliant than I had ever given myself credit for. It is because of my faith, family, friends, and running community that I have been able to remain strong mentally, emotionally, and physically. I now plan to take on the New York City Marathon as a part of my journey. Your donation will help me, and others like me, to get closer in finding a cure.
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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