Katie's Crew for a Cure
Help support the cause and register for CCFA Team Challenge - National Chapter - Dublin Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.
Katie & Peter's Campaign for a Cure
Total Donations: $7,500.00

Goal: $11,800

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Dear Friends and Family,

My father, Peter, and I have decided to take on another Team Challenge event- the Rock-n-Roll half marathon in Dublin, Ireland that will take place on August 4, 2014. We are training to complete this half-marathon in order to raise funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, debilitating, and medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. There is no cure for the 1.4 million Americans currently living with these diseases. Please help us reach our goal and support research and patient services! Funds we raise will go toward the mission of CCFA, to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by inflammatory bowel diseases. Thank you, from the very bottom of our hearts, for deciding to contribute to this very worth cause. As many of you know, I have been living with ulcerative colitis for more than a decade, undergoing four major abdominal surgeries while also dealing with major and life-threatening complications from the disease. Tackling Team Challenge events gives me, as a patient, the confidence and network that are so necessary to battling this disease day in and day out. I hope to inspire other patients to take advantage of the good days, and to not let this disease define us, but instead let it motivate us. Go Team Challenge! And, once again, a HUGE thank you for supporting us as we tackle the Dublin course and for paving the road to a cure. For more on my personal story with UC, please visit my blog at www.katieucblog.blogspot.com With great gratitude, Katie & Peter

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.

Invite your Friends to Donate!

Contributor Amount Comment
Carolyn Singer $100.00 "Katie! Having shared your first Team Challenge experience with you, I have no doubt that you will be wildly successful (in every aspect) in this event as well! I am thrilled to be able to call you (and Billy) Teammate, and friend. To you and your Dad, I say...You've got this...go get 'em! ~Carolyn"
gabrielle orelli $20.00 "Katie! You are my inspiration and I'm so excited to train with you and Uncle Peter this season!! Xoxo"
Patricia Cacioppo $20.00 "You are an inspiration and I am so lucky and proud to be your teammate!!"
Monica Hayden $50.00 "Rock on Katie and Peter!!"
Ralph & Julie Carino $75.00 "Go katie, fight for a cure! The carinos love you!"
Jessica Mattiucci Hidden "Good luck! XOXO Jessica & Rick"
Katherine Pope $25.00 "Good luck with your race and even bigger hopes for a cure ASAP! You rock girl!!! XOXO"
Brett Diamond $20.00 "Good luck this season!"
James Johnson $50.00 "Good luck Crew!"
Melissa Coito $150.00 "looking forward to seeing you soon, Katie! "
Thayer Orelli $20.00 "Keep on Keepin on Katie!!!!!! Keep your eye on the prize babe you are a true inspiration and we love you! Thayer, Todd, Siena & Sadie"
Erika Amodio $25.00 "Go girl! Good luck in Dublin. Erika & Chet"
Allison Castel $15.00 "Katie, you are doing an amazing job fundraising for CCFA! Can't wait to meet you in Dublin! You are a Rock Star! "
Thayer Orelli $35.00 "I can't wait to get my SWERVE on!!! YAY! "
Valentina Calastri $35.00 "Can't wait for SWERVE!!! <3 <3 <3"
Jenna Reeder $35.00 "very excited for this, put me on Valentina's team!"
Eileen Malloy $100.00 "Go Boccards! From one of your "upstate" cousins. "
Alison Hubbard $50.00 "Dear Katie, Your spirit and courage are an inspiration. Best Wishes, Alison Hubbard and Ned Landsman"

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