Racing towards the Ultimate Race - A Cure!
I am a Crohn's Survivor and Warrior!
June is my birthday month! For my birthday I will be racing to help find a cure. First, I will be racing in the Utah Valley Marathon June 4, 2022. This is my first marathon since my surgeries 5 years ago.
I will join the fight against Crohn's & Colitis and race in Orange as part of Team Challenge!
This has been 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.
Please help by Making My Miles More Meaningful and donate to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Won't you please consider a donation today?
My Story: I'm a mom of 5 daughters and started racing triathlons in my 40's. I've raced seven 70.3 Ironman and qualified for three 70.3 World Championships in Austria, South Africa and IMSG70.3, ran back to back marathons, qualifying for Boston Marathon. Then Wham! - this Crohn's disease almost took my life.
I had two surgeries a few years ago, to remove the diseased colon.
Our news station KSL did a fantastic job on my story here: https://www.ksl.com/article/46657640/bountiful-triathlete-doesnt-let-crohns-disease-stop-her-from-competing Unfortunately, I am still battling Crohn's until they have a CURE! I hope my effort in fundraising makes a difference in fighting a disease that affects so many people.
We Can do it! Please consider supporting me in this effort by making a tax deductible donation to The Foundation.
Now Let's go do this!!
More 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 and 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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