For many suffering from Crohn's or Colitis they never get to reach this milestone or have to suffer through it, suffer every day because of their disease. Knowing there are people out there providing support and love is out there truly special and a comfort to those in need.
I will be running a half marathon July 29th. Working with TeamChallenge, an organization that provides
a group atmosphere & coaching I am confident I will finish this race! TeamChallenge
the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America,
a nonprofit committed to developing new treatments & ultimately a cure for this chronic, debilitating, fatal illness.
In addition to my fitness goal of I must achieve my TeamChallenge fundraising goal.
I have committed to raise $2,800 by July 10th, 2013.
Here Is Where You Can Help Me Defeat This Challenge.
ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!!
Your help is severely those suffering from Crohn's & Colitis and for me personally to reach that fundraising goal.
Take a moment to watch this short video about what TeamChallenge & why your support is in dire need.
This year is about personal growth. I am pushing past my fears, moving past my comfort zone and am committed to achieving not only the physical goal of this venture but the fundraising goal as well
"You can do this... remember, you are not a quitter."
"Go for it Jessica!"
"Good Luck, J!!!"
"Good luck, Jess!! "
"I always knew you had it in you!"
"Go get um Jess! xoxo Heather & Tara"
"Go for it Jess!! Miss you"
"Run Jess Run! Luv you girl!"
"Good luck, Jessica!"
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.
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.