As of March, 2019, CURE for IBD has raised OVER $1,200,000---ALL of which goes directly to IBD research!!!!
I am part of CURE for IBD, an AMAZING nonprofit, founded by Chris Pedicone, Julie Warshaw, and Tracey Meyer. They, and I, have kids who have IBD.
100% of your donations are tax deductible AND CURE for IBD donates 100% of $s raised to research. This is both unique and SO important because current tests, procedures, treatments, and surgeries for those who have IBD can be brutal, and when available options don’t work, things can get really ugly and terrifying very quickly.
Please know that ALL donations, small and large, will be appreciated by so many and are truly appreciated by our family and our community!
I won’t stop until our children, friends, and family members have better treatment options, less brutal tests to endure, and hopefully, one day a cure for Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis.
"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." - Confucius
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.