BENEFITING: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
ORGANIZER: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
All marathon runners appear the same to those watching: sweaty, tired, breathing heavily. But then there are those whose bodies (and intestines) feel as if they're running marathons on a daily basis. And yet, despite the added struggle, they manage to finish looking just like everyone else- smiling and triumphant as if the extra pain didn't exist. This is the unfortunate reality of an invisible illness and a true testament to the strength of those affected by one.
It is the physical and mental persistence undeterred by an incurable disease that makes running a marathon for an individual with Crohn’s such a meaningful accomplishment and one in which I hope you can all support me.
I have never been one to advocate on behalf of Crohn’s Disease awareness, but I seem to have found a passion in running and once again am masochistically putting myself through another 26.2 to benefit CCFA in New York City later this year. By then, I’ll be exactly five years into remission- a feat deserving of its own celebration- but also a feeling that other Crohn's and Colitis patients deserve to experience. So my contribution, as nominal as it may be, will hopefully help in promoting that cause.
I may be chronically ill, but I’m also chronically determined, chronically fighting and chronically strong.
As I’ve always said: running sucks, but Crohn’s sucks more.
See you at the finish line in NYC November 2nd!
check out ccfa.org to learn more about Crohn's and Colitis and find other ways to join the cause for a cure.