This year I am participating in spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures, an exciting and inspirational fundraising event that supports the mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation which is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
My journey with colitis is a fairly new one, I was diagnosed with colitis in March 2018. The past year has been full of ups and downs as I have adjusted to living with this disease. So many aspects of my life have changed. I've given up so many things (dairy, caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, MY FEAR OF NEEDLES-- the list goes on), but I've also GAINED so much! I've gained a stronger connection to my body- I listen to my body, I give it what it needs. I wake up each morning and decide to stick to this crazy diet and I decide to make the best of whatever I'm given each and every day. Some days are worse than others- overwhelming fatigue, angry bowels, and brain fog. And some days I feel amazing... life and this disease are unpredictable and that's okay!
I am not alone in this struggle and I am extremely grateful to be able to spin4 a cure! I will ride in honor of the estimated 3 million Americans affected by these debilitating digestive diseases. While many suffer in silence, spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures will bring the community together in a fun, energetic and supportive atmosphere.
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. Thank you for your support!
I spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures!
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.