Day 3 of 25 Days of Giving: The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Each day, for 25 days during the month of December, the Indians will highlight one community partner organization and how you can give back this holiday season. For more information, visit the 25 Days of Giving main post.

Day 3: The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Take Steps and Be Heard for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis-Register for a walk near you at www.cctakesteps.org.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation walks because over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by digestive disease.  That’s one out of every 200!

Many suffer in silence, but Take Steps is changing that by bringing this community together publicly and encouraging them to make noise and be heard. The money raised through Take Steps helps fund patient support and education programs, enhances professional education efforts, and propels critical research for a cure.  In the past four years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $32 million to help further CCFA’s mission.

The Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is proud to Take Steps towards a cure and improved quality of life for the more than 30,000 Hoosiers, children and adults, battling these diseases.  30,000 just in Indiana!  Just think, that is two sold out crowds at our very own Victory Field!  You can make a difference by walking with us on June 2, 2012 at White River State Park.  Don’t wait, register now!  www.cctakesteps.org/indianapolis

The Indiana Chapter provides a variety of resources for patients, their families and caretakers.  In 2012 the chapter will host 4 free patient education programs, add 2 support groups for a total of 6 throughout Indiana, send 17 children with Crohn’s or colitis to summer camp, provide countless amounts of publications and materials to doctor’s offices for their patients and support groundbreaking research, some of which is happening right here in Indianapolis.  If you or someone you know has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis we are here to support you!  Feel free to contact the local chapter office for more information at 317.259.8071 or Indiana@ccfa.org or visit our local chapter website at www.ccfa.org/chapters/indiana.  We are also on Facebook where we post all of our event information: https://www.facebook.com/#!/ccfaindiana

Founded in 1967, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is the leading non-profit, volunteer-driven organization with the mission to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases. Today, the organization has grown to 40 local chapters, with more than $150 million raised and invested in research for a cure. This funding has enabled many groundbreaking treatments, improved the quality of care for people with these conditions, and brought the light of hope to countless lives.

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