You made a difference in 2017.
We want to give a heartfelt thank you to our teammates, donors and our entire #TCfamily. With your help, we raised more than $5.1 million this year (WOW!) to help fund critical IBD research, and improve the quality of lives of the 1.6 million Americans living with Crohn's or colitis.
Without each and every one of you, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation could not do all of the incredible work it does year after year. That work is making a real difference in the lives of patients and their families. Here are just a few stories from this year that inspired us:
Jill & Clark
"As a parent, you want to be able to “fix it” when your kids are sick or hurt…We can’t do that with IBD. I remember feeling so helpless, until I found the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
Clark & I loved being part of the team and our family loved getting to cheer him on. Because of Team Challenge, he has taken a proactive approach to ensuring he has a healthy future and has an amazing support group behind him."
Kim & Emily
"In 2012, I found Team Challenge and decided to run a half marathon in honor of my daughter Abby. My sister in law, Emily, joined me and it was such a positive experience for the entire family that we ran again in 2013. We met so many other people that had been affected by IBD, and the support of our Team Challenge family would prove to be helpful in the years to come. We’ll continue to fight until there is a cure!"
"I joined Team Challenge & quickly found a second family. Not only did it allow me to raise funds to find cures, it provided me with a forum to finally speak freely about the devastating & embarrassing effects of IBD.
Though I was dead last, the sea of orange and blue that greeted me and carried me across the finish line was amazing, and I was proud to have walked all 13.1 miles.
As lead guitarist for Pearl Jam, Mike McCready is truly a rock star. However, as an IBD patient, he has days where he can barely get out of bed, let alone think about performing in front of sold out crowds. Mike was 21-years-old when he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Click below to watch a video of Mike speaking to our Napa 2017 teammates - sharing his story and inspiring us all to keep fighting!
Be the first to know!We're excited to share that we will be going to new destinations in 2018. Races will be announced in January, but you can sign up below to be the first to know!