Come Potty With Me In Chicago! Opps! I Mean Run With Me! Sorry, Did I Say Runs? I Meant...Oh Never mind. Just Donate Please!
One of my New Year's resolutions is to do more service for others. I am a marathon runner with 120 marathons and ultra marathons under my belt, so running the Chicago Marathon will not be a new experience for me, but fundraising for charity is!
I could have picked from lots of charities to raise money for, so why did I choose to run for Team Challenge? As a runner, potty talk is a part of normal conversation. We usually joke about the discomfort of having to use the bathroom when no bathroom is in sight or not making it to a bathroom in time!
During a marathon, you will see at leat one spectator holding a sign reading "DON'T POOP YOUR PANTS! To the 1.6 million Americans living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, this is no laughing matter. The pain, the discomfort, the "accidents", and surgeries are real life. Everyday.
Help me fight the stigma, raise awareness and funds to find a cure!
Angie Whitworth Pace
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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