My Mom and the 1.4 million others living with an IBD need a Cure or that Miracle Drug!
Thank you to everyone who helped me raise over $12,000 in 2013, bringing my 3-year total close to 30,000!!!!!
What is Team Challenge?
Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, I will be run/walk/run/walking 13.1 miles while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The organization sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. CCFA support services are delivered through local chapters which offer more than 300 support groups annually, Camp Oasis (a summer camps for children living with IBD) and a wide range of educational and training programs for communities nationwide. I’m particularly proud of Team Challenge NW support of Camp Oasis, which really does allow children to spend a summer like they are “normal”.
Why am I training, running and fundraising for Team Challenge?
My mother was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2008, so my main purpose is to support her and thr foundation that has helped her out. Through my fundraising, I discovered that several of my friends also suffer from Crohn’s, Colitis, or some type of IBD. While my main inspiration is still my mother, I am running for all of my friends and every single amazing person I meet through Team Challenge who is living with IBD and running those 13.1 miles alongside me.
I run at night. I love Vegas. I registered for the Vegas Half shortly after they moved it to a night race. My mom received a Team Challenge brochure in the mail a few weeks later and convinced me to run Vegas for Team Challenge. I’m glad I did. I met a wonderful group of people.