I am about to embark on a fantastic journey and I need your help! I will complete the 13.1-mile Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, 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. They are chronic disorders that cause inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract - causing painful inflammation of the intestines, bleeding, and the inability to absorb nutrients, among many other possible symptoms.
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 two coaches, a training program, and teammates to support me. I have committed to a training schedule with team group trainings on the weekends, and I’ve promised to raise $3800 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 75 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 ask me about 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!