Connecting to cure Crohns and Colitis Screenland 5K Photo
Connecting to cure Crohns and Colitis Screenland 5K Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: Feb 26, 2017

Experience storied movie and television soundstages, run through a soaring rainbow, follow the yellow brick road onto the Centennial Trail, and stride like a celebrity down the red carpet in your once-in-a-century 5K adventure on Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in the Heart of Screenland. Have an extraordinary experience in the Screenland 5K, while raising funds and awareness for Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis. Sign up for the and search for the Connecting to Cure  team and join us.  Then you can set up a fundraising page here on Crowdrise. 

Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis unites the IBD community to promote public awareness about Crohn’s and colitis, to fund research to find new treatments and a cure these diseases, and to support patients and their families living with these chronic illnesses.  

Though there are other charities for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis (C to C) has created a unique niche specific to bringing the IBD community together in a grassroots way. With a focus on caregivers and their families, we have created a community of support for those coping wtih these chronic illnesses, while raising much needed funds for research. The benefits of our efforts are spread amongst IBD related organizations.  We raise money through events, anything from small lemonade stands to our signature annual event Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis, and from individual donors.

To date, we have donated over $500,000 to organizations and institutions for IBD research. The proceeds of our efforts have benefitted the The Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

We fund research that impacts the lifecycle of the disease, and works to gain a better understanding of why the diseases develop in children and adults. We are also committed to research that focuses on prevention strategies, especially in high risk individuals.

Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis, Inc. is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that has received IRS recognition of federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN #46-0767240).  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor for specific advice on the tax-deductibility of charitable contributions.