Help me reach my goal of $1,000 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
This year, I will be participating in a brand new event – spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures. This indoor cycling event will raise awareness and funds for crohn's and ulcerative colitis. If you know me, you know that being on a bike is my least favorite way to exercise. But for Crohn's and colitis advancement I'm hopping on! I hope my effort makes a difference so this is where I need your help, I can’t do this alone. Please consider supporting me in this effort by making a tax deductible donation to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
In 2013 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Since then I've been on a rollercoaster of active disease and remission. Living with an incurable chronic bowel disease has been an exhausting journey with many ups and downs. Many trips to doctors, hospitals, you name it. Many procedures, medication failures, and plenty of crying. It's expensive. It's frustrating. It's embarrassing. And frankly, I'm sick of being sick. Thus, I'm raising funds to help find better ways to cope and hopefully cure this monster.
I will spin4 the 1.6 million American adults and children affected by these digestive diseases. It's going to be a fun and energetic event. So your donation will support bringing our community together in a fun atmosphere - something we never take for granted.
More importantly, 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 support.
The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day.
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 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.