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I have decided to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. My goal is to achieve my funding goal of $5,000 in a time frame that will allow me to compete in the 2018 Ironman Chattanooga (2.4 mile swim, 116 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run). I could just enter the event and pay the entry fee. However, I've challenged myself to raise the $5,000 before I do so. If I don't make this goal of reaching $5,000, then I won't enter. After having done the event 4 times, I want this time (should I reach my goal) to mean something and to be for a cause and not just another Ironman finish.
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 1.6 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 of America 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.
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