Carey's Crohn's Fundraiser
I have loved running for several years but in 2019 I was sidelined for a while with my Crohn's diagnosis. I have been extremely fortunate to have a mild case and I have found a medication that works well for me. Now I am able to keep up with running again. I am taking on the Dopey Challenge in January 2023. That means a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon four days in a row. What a challenge that will be! I would love your support. Not only towards funding research but also just cheering me on in my personal goal to return to regular running. Thank you so much!
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect almost 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.
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