Welcome to my personal fundraising page for Ironman 70.3 Des Moines!
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. This will be my longest triathlon, 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.
Also as many of you may or may not know, Elaina and I are expecting not one baby but two, yes twins on August 5th. I was planning to do Ironman Boulder 70.3 but the date is August 1 so we are guessing that will not work out! So, instead of Boulder, Des Moines it will be! I chose Des Moines because I love the city and it's close to home. My only problem was, it was sold out so the only way I could get in was to raise money for a charity. I chose the Crohns and Colitis Foundation because I personally know family members and friends affected by the disease. 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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