Jenna DiTusa's CCF Fundraising Page
Hi family and friends!
I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by running the San Francisco Marathon with Team Challenge. This is a cause very close to me, as I work everyday to provide patients with IBD hope for a better future. On September 19th, I will be runing 26.2 miles and this will be my second full marathon. I always love running for a cause, and I hope you will consider donating if you can- any little bit helps!
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.
Thank you in advance for your donations/ well thoughts and wishes- it means the world to me! SF friends, I would love for you to come out and cheer me on!
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