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2013 Chicago Half Marathon - Greater New York - NYC

Racing to Find a Cure!
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On June 8, 2013, I will run 13.1 miles at the Allstate Life Insurance Chicago Half Marathon as proud member of the New York City chapter of The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Team Challenge.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.4 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.

My cousin Julie was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2000 and her life has changed deeply because of it. Over the past 13 years I have watched with great admiration as Julie has fought this disease and at times, for her life. Through seemingly endless infections and countless hospitalizations, Julie has never lost her sense of humor or her zest for life. She makes me proud every single day and I hope to make her proud this summer as I run for her and beside her while raising funds and awareness for IBD.

Please support me by making a donation. Know that no amount is too small and every penny is greatly appreciated. Every dollar gets CCFA closer to a cure. A MINIMUM of 81 cents per dollar raised by CCFA goes directly to research and patient support, and your contribution is tax deductible. If your company matches charitable contributions, ask me about matching forms.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for supporting me in this endeavor. It means so much for me to be able to do this for my cousin and all those who suffer from IBD. I’m thrilled to be able to check “run a half marathon” off of my bucket list – and to be doing it for a cause I feel so strongly about.

Love, love, love,

Teddi

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Total Donations: $3,854.00 Goal: $3,400

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About Team Challenge
Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s endurance training and fundraising program. With Team Challenge, you’ll find new strength inside yourself, and help find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two painful, seldom-discussed and debilitating digestive diseases. With our Half Marathon and Triathlon Training Programs, you'll train for a rewarding and exciting endurance event at one of our great destination races while raising vital funds for research into these diseases. These dollars will help make new treatments possible and fuel the search for cures.

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 1.4 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.

About CCFA
Since our founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field.
Contributor Amount Comment
faith kennedy $100.00 "i am very proud of you! and love you alot"
Mark Ginsberg $250.00 "You GO girl! So proud of you. XOXO Mom and Dad"
Gloria Ginsberg $118.00 "So proud of you! Your ever lovin' Nana! XOXO"
Tracy Peloquin $13.10 "I am a JGIWC reader and my best friend also suffers from Crohn's. This is a cause close to my heart."
Anni Carroll $20.00 "JGIWC reader. Good luck with your goal!"
LINDSAY FEINBERG $20.00 "Bravo, Teds! Knock 'em dead! xoxo, Linds"
Nick Langrall $50.00 "Good luck from Christina & Nick! (Nick will work on getting this matched at work)"
Kristine Yapp $25.00 "Teddi, I am so excited that you are running your first half and for such an amazing cause. You will love every second of it! I may be running this race, I will keep you posted!! I know you are going to crush it! "Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself." -John Bingham"
Carol Ashby $100.00 "Proud of you Teddi! Have fun!"
Wendy Adair $25.00 "JGIWC reader"
Courtney England $25.00 "Good luck with the run!!! Lots of love Courtney, Josh, Layla & Benjamin England"
Megan Lonegan Hidden "GO TEDDI GO! So proud of your dedication and generosity! xoxoMegan"
Bianca Connolly $30.00 "So proud of everything you do Teds! Love you. "
Perri Ginsberg $100.00 "So proud of you sis! XOXO Perri"
Rachel Corell $20.00 "Go Teddi go!!!!!! Teddieight, make it great! And JGIWC is awesome <3"
julie kennedy $50.00 "i am so proud of you and cant wait to run with you"
Christine Stella $15.00 "JGIWC reader. Have lived with IBS since 2007 and can't imagine what the Crohns and Colitis sufferers endure. Happy to support this great cause!"
Alyson and Brian Vetter $131.00 "Teds-$13.10 didn't seem significant enough to celebrate what an amazing thing you are doing for Julie and all those who suffer from this terrible condition. We are so proud of you! Love-A&B"
maria vicari $100.00 "Go Teddi!! Good luck with the race. Love, Maria & Mark Tralongo"
Sarah Fuselier $25.00 "JGIWC reader"
Sandra Conway $100.00 "You inspire me! Good luck!"
Caron Streibich $28.00 "I'm a loyal JGIWC blog reader! And I'm donating $28 for TEDDIEIGHT! So proud of you -- you've got this thing! - Caron"
Hannah Coleman $25.00 "JGIWC reader!"
Kate Renwick-Espinosa Hidden "Awesome job Teddi!"
Andrew Kennedy $50.00 "Go and get them Cuz!! Proud of ya!!"
Karen & Jim O'Brien Hidden "Way to go Teddi! Great cause and so proud of your comittment and accomplishments! - Jim & Karen"
Florence Dorsky $100.00 "Great Cause....... Good Luck Flo Dorsky Bob Rose"
Nancy DiTuro Hidden "Good Luck Teddi!!! xoxoxo"
Kristen Ranieri $50.00 ""It never gets easier; you just get stronger." Thank you for being such an inspiration! LOVE YOU! "
Lauren Plate $30.00 "Yay Teddi! Proud of you my dear! XO "
Amy and Dennis Pessis $250.00 "Teddi, Stefanie's husband has a form of Chrons too- such an icky disease. We are proud of the positive way you have chose to contribute! Looking forward to seeing you in June Love! Amy and Dennis"
Janet Unger $50.00 "Go Teddi!!!"
ryan sher $35.00 "Great job! Have an amazing run!"
Michelle Pessis $100.00 "Best of luck to you and your team- so glad to help this cause. Love, Michelle and Paul"
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