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Two Half Marathons make a Whole Marathon
We are both running in support of the Crohn's Foundation and our son, Justin. Thank you for supporting us in our personal challenge to complete Chicago 13.1, while raising money and awareness for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (CCFA)! Through Team Challenge, We have committed to raising $2,800 to help the estimated 1.4 million Americans living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. A minimum of 82 cents per dollar raised by CCFA goes directly to research and patient support. Your tax-deductible contribution will go toward curing Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Thank you again for your generous support!
Total Donations Collected:$3,400.00
Goal: $2,800
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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
Robert & Nancy Northrip $200.00 "Good luck to you both! Love, Rob and Nancy"
Lawrence Markin $100.00 "Good luck Guy's Larry and Beth Markin"
Sue-Ellyn Behl $100.00 "AJ and I are happy to contribute to this cause!"
Max Kramer $50.00 "Go get 'em guys!"
joy kleiman $100.00 "good luck!"
Linda Roman $25.00 "Congratulations! We're cheering for you and Crohn's!"
Sheri Sandrof $50.00 "Good luck to both of you! Love Sheri and David"
Lawrence Schneider $75.00 "Run safe, run happy. Lenie and Larry Schneider"
Fred Duboe $25.00 "Good luck, kids...long may you run!!"
David & Pam Kahn $100.00 "Good luck on your run. Hope the weather is awesome for you!"
Joe O'Malley $107.00 "Mike, I hope you have a great run. This donation should put you over the top!"
Don & Robyn Foreman $100.00 "Wishing you all the best on your run!!!"
Rita & Mark Obeler $75.00 "Run strong & Run safe! Congrats for running for a great cause! "
Kim Ambrose $50.00 "Thank you for raising funds. It means a lot to me. "
Wendy and Marc Denenberg $50.00 "Good luck Susan and Michael!! Hope you have a great run and wonderful weather! "
Lisa and Jeff Goldberg $50.00 "Good luck and be safe!"

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