Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Poo Crew

I've been wanting to do this post for some time now but other things kept coming up, so I'm sorry for the late notice. But next Sunday, June 28, the hubby, myself, some good friends and my IBD support group will be participating in the Orange County Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk, sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. We are participating as team Poo Crew (I still laugh every time at our team name...hehehehe).

With walks all over the country, Take Steps is the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases by raising money for crucial research that wouldn’t even have been possible a few short years ago. My personal goal is to raise $500 for this worthy cause.

I know many of you have been following my personal battle, praying for me, cheering me on and loving me through what can only be called one heck of a fight and your support here would also be greatly appreciated. Again, I know it's short notice, but if you'd like to donate to this cause that is so closely engrained in my world, please click the following link. Any amount will help ensure that others won't have to suffer so much with these "crappy" diseases.

More than 1.4 million patients across the country suffer from these painful and unpredictable diseases. Beyond raising money for research, Take Steps brings together the community in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to make noise and be heard -- raising awareness of these little-known diseases in their community and across the nation.

With your help, we will fund important research and raise awareness of diseases that afflict millions of people. If you have questions about Take Steps or the work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. I thank you for all that you've done so far to support me and my family through this journey, it's my hope that my fight will help inspire and also encourage others suffering not to do it alone and that we will find a way to a cure.

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