Name: Andrea Roeger
Phone #: 651-917-2424
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Announce Spring 2012 Informational Meetings
ROSEVILLE, MN - February 13, 2012 - Team Challenge is CCFA’s half marathon training and fundraising program. For more than 40 years, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has paved the way to a cure by creating the first research programs dedicated to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. With escalating numbers of new cases, the need for research and patient support funding is greater than it has ever been.
Team Challenge for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is helping us raise the funds needed to make these diseases history. When you join Team Challenge, you'll train for a rewarding and exciting endurance event while raising vital funds for research. These dollars will help make new treatments possible and fuel the search for cures. With your help, we can prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis from impacting future generations.
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime. Join Team Challenge for our half marathon program today!
For more information, or to RSVP to an information meeting, please visit ccteamchallenge.org or contact the Minnesota/Dakotas CCFA office at 651-917-2424.
FIND A MEETING NEAR YOU:
Thursday: 8th – St. Paul 6:30pm - Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 South Griggs Street, St. Paul, MN 55105
Saturday: 10th – Oakdale 10am - Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue N Oakdale, MN 55128
Tuesday: 13th – Minneapolis 7:00pm - McRae Park Building, 906 E 47th St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Thursday: 15th – Bloomington 6:00pm – REI, 750 W. American Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55420
Wednesday: 21st – St. Louis Park 6:00pm - Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave S, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
About Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere from the mouth to the anus, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with long-term disease. Some 1.4 million American adults and children suffer from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35.
About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, and more than 79 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org)