I am roadtripping up the West Coast from San Diego to San Francisco playing bucket percussion to raise awareness for Crohn's and colitis and to raise funding for IBD microbiome research at UCSD.
Please check out http://www.buskingforcrohns.com for more information and the Facebook page BuskingForCrohns to see footage from my roadtrip so far.
By telling passersby about my experience with Crohn's (I was diagnosed in my senior year of high school), I aim to help others feel more comfortable being open about their experiences with IBD or with any chronic illness. I am also filming a documentary of my trip to help in this regard.
You can say my trip is about breaking down walls: Walls of self consciousness that may prevent us from being open with each other and walls that separate one stranger for another who may be walking down a city street together and unite for a moment to watch some guy play percussion on buckets and cans!
Let's cure IBD! Rock on!
CURE for IBD was founded on the belief that if more funds are allocated to research, new treatments and cures will be found sooner. For many people, this can't happen quickly enough.
I am very proud to say that 100% of all donations I receive will be allocated directly to IBD research. CURE for IBD will not use any of these funds for overhead, administrative, or event expenses.
I can't thank you enough for your support. Your generosity brings hope for so many people who suffer from these diseases.