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BENEFITING: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

ORGANIZER: Jaime

EVENT: Pure Barre | Stronger Me. Stronger We. Giving Campaign

EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2015

Tracey Irimia

THE STORY:

Jaime Koumoulis wrote -

CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Funding cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, hold educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research." Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon, also called the large intestine.Crohn’s disease can also affect the entire thickness of the bowel wall, while ulcerative colitis only involves the innermost lining of the colon. Finally, in Crohn’s disease, the inflammation of the intestine can “skip”-- leaving normal areas in between patches of diseased intestine. In ulcerative colitis this does not occur. Watch this webcast to learn more about Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, also known as the colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon. Ulcerative colitis is the result of an abnormal response by your body's immune system. Normally, the cells and proteins that make up the immune system protect you from infection. In people with IBD, however, the immune system mistakes food, bacteria, and other materials in the intestine for foreign or invading substances. When this happens, the body sends white blood cells into the lining of the intestines, where they produce chronic inflammation and ulcerations. Help us give back!

$80

MONEY RAISED
  • Kristin Havlicek

    $10

  • Christine Kearns

    $20

  • Tracey Irimia

    $50

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The Team: $1,845 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jaime Koumoulis

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

68% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Turnbull

Amount Raised

$225

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Kaitlin Accetta

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Tracey Irimia

Amount Raised

$80

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Kayla Keller

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

Tracey Irimia

Tracey Irimia

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Christine Kearns

Christine Kearns

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kristin Havlicek

Kristin Havlicek

DONATION: $10

2 years ago