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I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Someone very important to me was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Daily she is dealing with the impacts this disease has on daily life and she does so with a sense of humor and grace. Hopefully, she will find the right treatment plan for her, to put this disease in remission and keep it there, but there is no cure... yet. This incredible person would like to remain anonymous on social media, so although many of you know her story and have been so supportive, please refrain from sharing her personal information here.
On January 28, 2023 I will participate in the Clearwater Running Festival half marathon. This will be a big undertaking, (especially since my longest run to date is 7 miles!) 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. 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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