Friday, April 16, 2010

CCFA Walk Coming Up - I need your help!

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before or not, but almost three years ago now my husband, Brandon, was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. In case you don't know what Crohn's is, it is a VERY painful condition with very unpleasant symptoms. (Read about it here)
Right now, there is no cure. And in some cases, the treatment is worse than the disease. There are days when he can barely walk because the medication makes his joints hurt so bad. But without the medication, he would spend all of his time in bed, or in the bathroom. (NOT fun)

So, why am I writing about this here, now?

On May 22nd at 5:00pm, we will be participating in the Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk at Tempe Town Lake. Take Steps is the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)'s national evening walk and celebration and the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. It is a casual 2-3 mile stroll to raise money for crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by these digestive diseases. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps brings together this community in a fun and energetic atmosphere, encouraging them to make noise and be heard.

How can you help?

1. If you live close, you can join us at the walk! Learn about it here
2. You can buy a Zadyball. From now through May 22nd, I will be donating 30% of all Zadyball sales to CCFA.
3. You can help us meet our goal of raising $250 for this cause. See Brandon's Page here

Thank you so Very much for your support!

1 comment:

Caranna said...

How neat! I'm glad that you're going to be doing that. I love you and Brandon, but because we don't live close I haven't witnessed first hand how difficult his life with Crohn's has been. But my sister-in-law Bonnie has suffered with Crohn's since she was 19 and we know all too well the difficulties it has posed in her life.
She has to go to the hospital for monthly IV therapy treatments, is constantly on large amounts of steroids and is unable to have children.
There needs to be a cure!
Good luck!