All of our teammates know that 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 its mission to unite the IBD community by running together to promote public awareness, raise funds for research and support patients and their families living with these life-debilitating chronic illnesses.
We need your help. Your donation to Team CtoC will be used to fund research into the cause and treatments of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Our beneficiaries are The Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, led by Dr. Marla Dubinsky in New York City, and the Pediatric IBD program, led by Dr. Shervin Rabizadeh at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. To date, we've raised over $1.5 million to support them. We also sponsor campers with IBD at The Painted Turtle Camp in Southern California.
Mount Sinai is a leader in research focused on understanding the genetic and microbial influences on the development of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Your donations support translational research focused on prevention for IBD for those at risk now and those that might be in the future.
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai has an active laboratory as well as clinical research studying the relationship of bacteria, immunology and inflammation as it pertains to IBD. With the assistance of our generous donors, we continue to move toward our objective of helping adults, children and their families deal with this difficult, frightening and at times life-threatening disease.