Welcome to Vic's Cruisin' for Crohn's and Colitis fundraiser page!
What's better than jogging a 5k on a beautiful aLmOsT sUmMeR day?
Jogging a 5k and supporting IBD research, heck yeah!!!
I've decided to help make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
On June 6th, I'm running the Shipyard Old Port 5k!
This will be a big undertaking (I'm really bad at running), but it will all be worth it because our donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help fund research and get closer to a cure. Please consider a donation today, and meet me at the finish line for a nice chilly pint and an ice cream cone!
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.
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