BENEFITING: Connecting To Cure Crohn's And Colitis
EVENT: Team CtoC LA Marathon
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2018
We are running the 'Sea' portion of the LA marathon on March 18, 2018 to raise funds for Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis and to help raise awareness for IBD. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases or "IBD", are chronic diseases that can be very difficult to manage. Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis (CtoC) is continuing it's mission to unite the IBD community by running together to promote public awareness, raise funds for research, and to support patients and their families living with these life long often debilitating 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, they have created a community of support for those coping with these chronic illnesses, while raising much needed funds for research. The benefits of their efforts are spread amongst IBD related organizations. CtoC raises money through events, anything from small lemonade stands to their signature annual event Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis, and from individual donors. The proceeds of CtoC efforts have benefitted The Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, California (for kids and teens, ages 7 to 16, with IBD. Campers and their families attend free of charge) CtoC 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. They are also committed to research that focuses on prevention strategies, especially in high risk individuals. As many of you know, Erin works closely with pediatric IBD patients at Cedars Sinai medical center to provide nutritional therapy, to help improve their disease outcome. CtoC has been a huge supporter of the Pediatric IBD Center at Cedars Sinai and do an amazing job in recognizing the brain/gut connection, they provide support groups and yoga classes for our families throughout the year in addition to helping to fund our research.
Please help support this important cause, any $ amount is greatly appreciated. It would be great to see you along the course on March 18th, come out and cheer us on!
Erin and Randy