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.
As many of you know, I've been living with Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for many years and now my son Gavi has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease as well. Unfortunately quite a few others in my chosen and birth families have also been diagnosed with IBDs within these past few years, so I've got a deeply personal connection to these diseases.
If it hadn't been for all the research that has informed the many treatment modalities I've utilized over the years I likley would not be here. I want to be sure that this research and the search for cures continues so that Gavi, my family members, and many others in the future will have options to treat their IBD.
I've joined spin4 crohn's & colitis cures this year to help inspire others to join the fight against IBD. Your donation will help support local patient programs, as well as important research projects. The more money we raise, the closer we will be to eradicating IBD and making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day.
Many thanks, as always, for all your support. I am so grateful to count you as part of my team!
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and affect millions of 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.