I was diagnosed with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in my third year of college in 2012. To mark SEVEN years strong living with this disease, its ups and downs, and hope for cures, I'm fundraising on behalf of over 3 million Americans affected by ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. On November 2nd, I'm going to park myself on a bike in Austin, Texas, and ride my heart out.
Ulcerative colitis has rocked my world, and I fight on behalf of this strong community as often as possible. Knowing that there are more medicines available than there were even in the seven years since my diagnosis means that your dollars are hard at work, and research is paying off for a better future. in addition to research, your donation will help support local patient programs.
This cause is very important to me, and I appreciate your help as I spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures!
YOU ROCK + I APPRECIATE YOU.
P.S. If you, too, want to party on a bike and ride with my team, I'd love to have you!
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and affect an estimated 3 million Americans. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and may affect any part from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine. There are no cures for these often painful and debilitating diseases.
The Mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.