Welcome to my CURE for IBD personal fundraising page!
I have decided to make even MORE of a difference in the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by becoming a fundraiser in the CURE for IBD community!
On May 1st, I'm running a Half-Marathon relay at the New Jersey Marathon, mostly as a warm up to...
The Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on July 17th!
I'll be in Chicago with other CURE for IBD teammates, and this will be my FOURTH Half-Marathon, raising awareness and funds to help IBD patients.
In August, I will be spending 14 days riding my bike from Maine to Quebec. Then in September, it's more running at the Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon!
I am proud to say that CURE for IBD only supports research so that cures can be found sooner, and 100% of your donation will go to IBD research, with NO EXPENSES TAKEN OUT!
I can't thank you enough for your support. Your generosity brings hope for so many people who suffer from these diseases.
Thank you, Alex
PS - I would also like to invite you (or anyone you know) to consider setting up your own CURE for IBD fundraising page. It's free and there are no age limits or fundraising requirements, so even kids can get involved in a charitable cause! There is strength in numbers, and together, we can cure Inflammatory Bowel Disease!
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 was 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 pay any participant event or travel expenses, and only funds research with the goal of finding cures sooner.
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.