Welcome to My Personal Page
Welcome to my home page! I am riding to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). On September 10, 2022 I will participate in the Maine Lighthouse Ride. 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.
I’m riding to honor my daughter Megan, whose battle with Crohn’s disease started while she was a student at Siena College. Despite the many trials and hardships, Megan graduated Summa Cum Laude and is heading off to medical school this fall. Having cared for IBD patients as a young resident 30 years ago, I can tell you that simply would not have been possible just a few years ago (OK maybe more than a few).
This is the kind of life changing progress the CCF helps make a reality. 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 affect 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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Fundraising Honor Roll
Mark and Peggy
Lindsey and Will
Deb and Jeremy Berger
Quinn & Phoebe
Mark J Poremba
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