This summer, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will hold its annual endurance training and fundraising program Team Challenge to help find a cure for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two debilitating diseases that can often lead to ostomy surgery.
Last year, over 2,000 participants ran, walked or cycled the half marathon challenges raising approximately $8 million for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research, education and support services. The 2011 events sponsored by ConvaTec will be held in Virginia (June 4) and California (July 17).
Great Comebacks® proudly provides funding for the CCFA Team Challenge participants who are training hard nationwide to prepare for these events.
For more information on how you can support or get involved in Team Challenge, visit http://www.ccteamchallenge.org.
About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (CCFA)
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 79 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit www.CCFA.org.