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I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. On February 20th, I will participate in the Austin Half-Marathon. This will be a big undertaking (the farthest I have ever run!), but a goal I have had for a long time. This race day marks exactly 20 years since I was first diagnosed and hospitalized with Crohn's disease in February 2002. Waiting for me at the finish line will be my baby boy on his 6 month birthday!
Your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but more importantly, they will help us get closer to a cure. I am aiming to raise $100 for every year since learning about this disease all too well. If you feel inclined to donate, I would be greatly appreciative!
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.
Fundraising Honor Roll
Olivia & Dave
Luke & Douglas Miller
In Memory of Lavonya
Dee and Doug
Matthew and Jennifer Gusmer
April & Emily
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