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Anne's Race for Cole - National Team Challenge for Crohns & Colitis
...because a childhood should be full of laughter & Joy, not tears & pain.
Help make a child smile when his tummy is full of pain!! Donate for a CURE!!
Hi Everyone!!

I'm running with National Team Challenge this year & doing the 1/2 marathon for my little HERO...Cole, Age 2, who was diagnosed with Crohns Disease at age 14 months.This year I am with the National Team & have a goal of $6500. Cole & I need YOUR help!!

Yup....he's my HERO...the little friend pictured here on my page. Sure, he looks like you typical little 2 year old boy, full of energy & mischief, but it's not all fun and games. As I mentioned above, Cole was diagnosed with Crohns Disease at the age of 14 months. Recently, he was hospitalized for a short bit, to help him recover from a relapse in the disease. Back home now, Mom says he's doing well giving many hugs to his sisters!!

It is no wonder why I am running and fundraising again this year.... to help find better treatments & better yet a cure for this devastating disease. This benefits not only Cole, but the thousands of others, of all ages, who suffer from this terrible disease. Won't you help me & Team Challenge to make a difference in their lives and those who are diagnosed down the road.

Take a moment, find a $1.00 & donate to make a difference. Times are tough and money is tight....but make one less stop at the coffee shop this week, take that money and donate to this cause, so that someday our friends and family can live a normal, uninterrupted, pain free life.

I Thank you...National Team Challenge thanks you....but most of all, Cole & his family thank you for helping to find a cure!!!

Total Donations Collected:$2,923.00
Goal: $6,500
$0 45% $6,500
Goal
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
Fred and Susan Nash $25.00 "Good luck Anne!"
Lorraine Schwindler $50.00 "Best of luck on your fundraising & on your race. Luv u!! Mom"
Pat Ealy $100.00 "Going for the gold!"
Jamie Zimmer $10.00 "Had a girlfriend with ulcerative colitis; it's a worthy cause."
Jenni Knutson $100.00 "Thank you for helping us...here is our return to you! Good luck fundraising and keep me posted on any events that you have in the future. GO TEAM CHALLENGE!!!"
Dan Padgett $350.00 "One more big leap towards your goal!! You can do it!"
Meg & Kevin Grant $20.00 "Good Luck Anne!"
Rachelle Solum $15.00 "Have fun, Ann!"
peter steffan $20.00 "Good luck Anne!"
Pat Ealy $13.00 "Donating $13 on the 13th!"
Bruce Cardone $75.00 "All our best wishes! Bruce and Nancy Cardone "

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