In September I will be spinning for a cure for Crohn's and Colitis. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is an organization that means a lot to me. When I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 10 years old, I had never heard of the disease and was scared I would have nowhere to turn. The foundation taught me that I am not alone and that I have many resources and forms of support available to me. I am extremely passionate about spreading awareness for these two diseases, being an advocate for the Crohn's and Colitis community, and helping patients not have to suffer.
Your donation will help support local patient programs, as well as important research projects. This cause is very important to me, and I appreciate your help as we fight for cures! The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day such as myself.
I spin4 cures!
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 3 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families and they affect males and females equally. 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.
The Mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is: To cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.