On November 3rd I will get another chance to run the New York City Marathon with Team IBDkids on behalf of The Children’s IBD Center at Mount Sinai Hospital. Although last year’s race was cancelled, I was still able to raise awareness and support for this amazing cause. Running this year will let me continue to help children with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis get the treatment and support they need to lead normal, productive lives.
This cause is very important to our family because our 12-year old son Harris was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease almost two years ago. Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, the two illnesses known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, are chronic, often debilitating conditions that cause swelling, inflammation and pain in the digestive tract. In children, IBD can impair growth and development. Its causes are only partially understood and there is no known cure.
All the proceeds raised by Team IBDkids will be used to fund research into pediatric IBD and for increased education, care and patient services for children suffering from these illnesses. Please visit www.ibdkids.org to learn more. Thank you so much for your support.
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