Time for Hugs!

12-02-13. Crohnie Hug

 

Just don’t hug too hard…you don’t know what might come out!

December 1 – 7, 2013 is Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week!  

What is Crohn’s & Colitis?  Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people in the United States. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere along the digestive track, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery.  The estimated direct cost for all patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in the US is $1.84 billion. 

I have started a fundraising page to help raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).  If you can, please give even a little bit to help support this great organization in its pursuit to find a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases!

Please go to: fundraise.ccfa.org/mrstoma to help!

Information above from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: www.ccfa.org

 

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2 Responses to Time for Hugs!

  1. hkw15 says:

    hugging a crohnie – made me smile, thanks for the cute post and good luck with your fundraising! I just started my blog – ‘livingmylifewithcrohns’ if you get a chance to check it out, would love it! 🙂

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