Team Challenge
Anya Ratanawan's Napa 1/2 Marathon Fundraising Page
With Your Help We Will Find A Cure
I am about to embark on a fantastic journey and I need your help! I will complete the 13.1-mile Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon 7.18.10, to raise funds and awareness for research leading to improved treatment options and a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Crohn's disease is a chronic (ongoing) disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Ulcerative colitis on the other hand, affects only the colon.

It is estimated that as many as 1.4 million Americans have IBD; however, many more suffer in silence due to potential embarrassment and alienation. Crohn's disease may occur in people of all ages, but it is primarily a disease of adolescents and young adults, affecting mainly those between 15 and 35.

Together, we can make a difference! As a member of Team Challenge, I have a coach, a training program, and teammates to support me. I have committed to a training schedule with additional trainings with my team on the weekends, and I’ve promised to raise $2,600 in donations to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. I AM MOTIVATED! I AM COMMITTED!! I WILL DO IT!!! (Watch your mail for my post-event news update.)

By now I hope you agree with me about the importance of this cause. Please help support me by giving generously.

A minimum of 82 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, please include matching forms with your donation. Of course, your good wishes and positive vibes to sustain me in my training and your praise as I cross the finish line will also be graciously accepted. I am also documenting this whole experience on my personal blog. (Please copy and paste in your browser to check it out!) THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME REACH MY FUNDRAISING GOAL! PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE SO WE CAN FIGHT CROHN'S AND COLITIS TOGETHER!

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $2,825.00 Goal: $2,600

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Running my first 5k in February 2010 for Chinese New Year Run in Chinatown, SF. Now I'm taking on a half marathon and raising money towards Crohn's and Colitis with your help!
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