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Crossing The Finish Line to Find a Cure
I am so glad you made it to my page! You are almost there to help me find a cure for a horrible disease that people don't like to talk about. That being Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

To all of my friends and family, and for the new people I have yet to meet:

Some of you may know that I have Ulcerative Colitis(A form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and some of you might not. It is one of those diseases that you have and people can not see you are sick by looking at you. And many of us that have it really try to hide it. I have had it for 26 years now. I have tried to explain it some of you, and know there is alot of confusion.

This may sound crazy but I have a personal goal of completing a triathlon. In November, I will be crossing the finish line at the TriRock Clearwater Triathlon with your help.

I joined Team Challenge so that I could not only reach my own goals but also to help those who suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. By joining this team I am hoping to raise awareness and help raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

My goal is to raise $2,900 for Team Challenge and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, as well as to finish the race. Over 80% of every dollar I raise will directly fund 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. CCFA is not a government-supported agency and relies solely on the support of members and donors, like you, to continue their work.

Please help me reach my goal by donating today!

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Total Donations: $632.00
Goal: $2,900

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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.
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