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In Lisa's words...
"Over the past 4 years, I raised funds in the fight against Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, diseases near and dear to my heart. Because my ultimate goal is to find a cure for these horrible diseases, I am now solely fundraising for "Cure for IBD" where I'm guaranteed that 100% of the donations go directly to research.
Being part of a non-profit foundation in which I can directly talk to the researchers receiving the funds and putting my scientific background to the test is incredibly rewarding."
Thank you for your donation and support for our endless fight against IBD!
Lisa and Chris
The mission of CURE for IBD is to fund research towards new therapies and cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. CURE for IBD is a 100% volunteer non-profit, founded by parents who have dedicated themselves to finding a cure for their children and everyone else living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. CURE for IBD does not fund institutions that will use contributions for overhead or administrative expenses.
Over 1.6 million Americans (1 in 200) are affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, insidious and debilitating diseases in which the immune system attacks the digestive system. These are life-long chronic conditions that often result in extended hospital stays and the need for multiple surgeries over a person's lifetime. Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, along with many of the medications used to manage IBD, lead to an increased risk of cancer and other conditions. Complications can be life-threatening or fatal.
Children are the fastest-growing population being diagnosed, sometimes before the age of 1, and their symptoms are often more severe.
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