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Dear Family and Friends,
I have decided to take the challenge again. As you know, Team Challenge is near and dear to my heart. Not just because I live with Crohn's diseasei, it does good for the nearly 3 million Americans that are diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis. The number has dramatically increased in the past few years, and the number of pediatric patients is the number that is growing the quickest. I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I will participate in the Maine Lighthouse Ride on September 10, 2022, with Team Challenge, a fundraising program for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (“the Foundation”).
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?
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.
Many thanks for your donation and support!
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