No Whining in Wine Country!
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On September 4th I will participate in the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon with Team Challenge. As a Crohn's patient myself, the mission of Team Challene is very close to my heart. Your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help us get closer to the cure. I am running this race in honor of my friends and family who have been by my side through my journey to diagnosis and beyond. I couldn't continue to have positivity and hope without their love and encouragement. It may have taken me 10 years to get diagnosed and 7 years to make it to the start line of a half marathon but this is finally the year and with your support and donations I know I will have the motivation I need to get myself across the finish line! Thank you so much!
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect millions of Americans. 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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