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I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I've got a bunch of races lined up for 2022, but the first one has already come. On Sunday, January 9, 2022, I participated in the Alpha Win Sarasota Triathlon. I met my racing goals, but more importantly, I was able to raise $425 that day. 85% of one's goal within 24 hours of posting an announcement is something else! Thanks to all of my sponsors
I'm not done yet, though -- not by a long shot! My next race is the NYC Runs Central Park Half Marathon on February 27th. 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 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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