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Challenge - Change - Cure
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for coming to our Team Challenge fundraising page! In just a matter of months I plan to compete in the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon on June 2, 2012 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are autoimmune deficiency diseases of the digestive tract that affect 1.4 million Americans. Symptoms vary in each patient but can be very painful and very often lead to life altering surgery. Currently there are NO CURES for these diseases. That is why I have committed to help CCFA change lives and find a cure for these diseases through my fundraising efforts.

I hope you will consider supporting my training and fundraising efforts. I am inspired to do this by my boyfriend Ron Belotti who was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis two years ago. This disease has greatly impacted our daily lives and it pains me to watch him suffer from it.

Here is Ron's story from his point of view:

"Like many diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, the first symptoms were the most life changing and unexpected. For me it happened while I was in college. It was in my junior year at George Mason University that I experienced sudden painful cramps every single time I had something to eat or drink. It was utterly embarrassing having to run to the bathroom all day long, and even worse, not having a clue what was wrong with me. During my first hospital visit I was told that I have a mild case of pancreatitis. It wasn’t until the next hospital visit that I was told I have Ulcerative Colitis.

I was prescribed medication and would find out like all who suffer from this disease that it may not work and could even make symptoms worse. To this day I still have not found a medication that works for more than a few months. Just when I start to feel better, a relapse sends a chilling wake up call, letting me know my body is still gripped by this disease. After two years of living with this disease I am still embarrassed to talk about it. My wonderful girlfriend has convinced me that it is better to talk about it than to keep the truth in the shadows, and we have decided to join the fight to help find a cure for these two terrible diseases."

Thank you in advance for your support and we will keep you updated on our progress throughout the next several months.

***Everyone who donates will get entered into a raffle to win a $50 American Express gift card!!!!!!! Donate $25-$50 and get 1 raffle ticket, $50-$199 get 3 raffle tickets, $100-$199 get 5 raffle tickets, and $200+ get 8 raffle tickets/you'll be my favorite person!*****

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Total Donations: $1,334.00
Goal: $1,700

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Contributor Amount Comment
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $101.00
Bryant Farren $100.00
Anonymous $10.00 "Good Luck. Better lay off the cookies if you want to have a chance of winning the race."
Courtney Springmeyer $75.00 "Good luck on the race Christine - hope you achieve your personal best time and that a cure is found soon."
Joanne & David Blake $100.00 "Hi Chrissy - Best of luck and have fun with the half marathon. We are happy to support your effort and proud of your commitment. Hopefully a cure will be found and Ron and many others will benefit. Finally, I am sending a form to CCFA to verify the donation and GMCR will match it. Love, Mom & Dad"
Blair Bramer $75.00 "Go girl!"
Chanel Dority $50.00 "JASON DERULO!"
Cameron Blake $25.00
Matthew Moskitis $25.00
Anonymous $13.00
Mitch Witte $20.00
Trevor Robertson $25.00
Sarah Fortin $40.00 "Good luck best friend! I'm so proud of you and love you lots. xo!"
Steve Koo $40.00 "Hope all is well is going well and best of luck."
Jessica Hall $50.00 "Good luck Chrissy and have fun!!"
Jeff Dei Dolori $25.00
Dan Klein $25.00
Mary Blake $25.00 "Chrissy, Good luck, great cause, hope they find a cure soon. Love, Mary"
Barbara Ingram $25.00 "Hi Chrissy! Good luck on the race and in reaching your goal!"
Matt and Lynn Blake $50.00
Kaitlyn Mortimer $25.00
Rebecca Nieb $20.00 "Good luck C! Love you :)"
Lee-Anna Woodhouse $40.00 "Good Luck!!!"
Kathy Perkins $25.00 "Good Luck Chrissy! We will be cheering you on!!!"
Danny Lavarnway & Jess Alva $50.00 "Good Luck in the race! and we're glad you're doing this for Ron :) -Danny and Jess"
Christine and Ron Blake Hidden
Brian Dei Dolori $25.00 "Love you Blaker! Kick ass in the 13.1!"
Nicole Klemonsky $25.00
Allison Mortimer $25.00 "Good Luck!!"
The Belottis Hidden
Amir Javeed $25.00
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