2013 Third Party Events in the Northwest
Kathryn Lindsey's Softball Camp
Kathryn Lindsey, a senior at Shorecrest High school organized and facilitated a softball camp for 7th and 8th graders. Kathryn's two older brothers have Crohn's disease and have been in and out of the hospital since they were young. Her camp on February 1st was a great success and there was a wonderful turnout of volunteers and participants!
Southern Oregon Zumbathon
Melody Condon organized and lead a Zumabathon in Southern Oregon in May to spread awareness and raise funds for CCFA. Over 70 people attended this wonderful fundraiser and had a blast doing Zumba with Melody!
Melody's Zumba support: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UesVjRJ4auE
Constantly Running on Hope with Niki Sibley
Niki was officially diagnosed with Crohn's disease in March of 2012, but had been dealing with debilitating symptoms since the fall of 2009. This June she ran across Washington State, from the Washington/Idaho border to the Pacific Ocean. Her goal was to cover 400 miles in ten days. Her objective was to raise funds and awareness for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). To follow Niki's journey, please like Sole Powered on Facebook, subscribe to the Sole Powered blog, or donate to her page.
Gary's Ride to Cure IBD
Gary Duvall will be riding his bike across the USA to help find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (IBD). His son has this disease. The ride begins on July 5th from Everett, WA to Williamsburg, VA: 32 riding days, 3,517 miles, averaging 112 miles per day, and nearly 4,000 feet vertical per day. His goal is to raise $10,000 and determined to meet his goal Gary has generously decided to match until June 30th donations after he reaches $5,000 until he reaches his $10,000 goal!
Check out Gary's blog at http://www.garyduvall.blogspot.com for more information and to donate to help him reach his $10,000 goal!
Cowboys vs. Crohn's
Cowboys vs. Crohn’s is a project that cousins Nick Roach and Jack Chambers have formulated over the past couple of years. It takes the best parts of their summers on the ranch in Montana and combines it with a cause that they can truly support given the way Crohn’s has affected their family. Starting on July 7, 2013, they will set out from Gardiner, MT (from Hells Aroarin’ Outfitters, the ranch where they worked) on a 1,300 mile horseback ride to Bellingham, WA in an effort to raise money for and awareness about Crohn’s disease. They'll be riding through dozens of cities and towns (full itinerary on their website), playing music and talking to people along the way. Their hope is to reach 3 million people through local news outlets, the internet and social media, and by word-of-mouth. They're partnering with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and donating the money raised toward research to find a cure. You can show your support by making a donation in their name here. Thank you for your generosity!
2013 Crohn’s and Colitis Climb for a Cure!
Sam Peterson and his father, Charlie Peterson of Seattle, WA, both living with the challenge of ulcerative colitis (UC), will be climbing Mt. Baker in northern Washington State from August 9 - 11 to raise money for CCFA. At 10,781 feet, volcanic Mt. Baker is the second-most glaciated peak in Washington, and requires roped-up, expert-guided glacier-climbing techniques.
Having been afflicted for years with this life-altering disease, both Sam and Charlie feel strongly about this cause. Sam battled UC and its serious medical complications for 16 months before undergoing a colectomy and j-pouch reconstruction. After 3 surgeries and an extensive recovery period, Sam is feeling ready to tackle this climb. Sam’s dad Charlie, has been living with and managing UC since his early twenties.
Pictures and video from the climb will be posted on the website after its conclusion! Many thanks for your support! To support the Climb for a Cure, please visit the website: http://bit.ly/14WUxw9
Guts on the Run
Sara was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease on August 2, 2011 at the age of 31 following months of sickness. Less than two months later, she was undergoing surgery (laparoscopic ileocoloctomy) to remove several inches of severely strictured intestine. Sara would like to do what she can to help find a cure and promote research for new treatments. Because of this, she is organizing a fun run/walk to raise money. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
For all event information, please see the Fun Run/Walk page.