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Shop Vintage & Raise Money for CCFA!

It’s that time of the year again.

Dan and I are back at it, raising money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of American through its Team Challenge program. We will be training to run/walk in the Jamestown Half Marathon this July and we couldn’t be more excited!

Last year we raised $7,500 for CCFA and this year we are upping our goal and hoping to raise $10,000 in the name of research and education about these debilitating diseases.

Shop vintage, benefit CCFA!

From now until February 10, The Vintage Twin, an AWESOME vintage goods company specializing in one-of-a-kind vintage finds, is donating 10% of its online sales to our fundraising efforts for CCFA. Check out their awesome clothing, accessories and other goods and shop early & often!

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January 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Raising Awareness One Day at a Time

Happy Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week everyone!

Today marks the beginning of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2013 and more than ever, I can’t stress the importance of this week for raising awareness and educating others about inflammatory bowel diseases.

Before Dan was diagnosed, I didn’t know much about IBD. In fact I was one of those people who thought IBD and IBS were one in the same (I now know that they are most definitely not).

In the almost seven years since Dan was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I have learned more about these debilitating diseases than I ever imagined I would. I have witnessed the good and the bad- colonoscopies, hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills- you name it, Dan and I have been through it.

I have also been able to raise awareness and educate others who knew nothing about the disease learn about why Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are not just pooping diseases. Through Team Challenge and Take Steps, over the past three years Dan and I raised over $21,000 for research and education of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

But I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting incredible people who are battling these diseases and have become my second inspiration for raising awareness.

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December 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

CCFA Releases Research Progress & Goals

Today, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America released its “Challenges in IBD Research” report outlining what’s been accomplished in the field of research over the past five years and what they hope to accomplish in the future. The last report was released in 2008 and since then, lots has been accomplished in the field of research.

The previous report detailed findings from 2004-2008, including the identification of genes for IBD; a better understanding of the relationship between the immune system and gut bacteria; the discovery of cells that drive and regulate immune responses; and a better understanding of how the immune system keeps stability in the lining of the gut. All of the below information has been pulled from the study’s Lay Summary.

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April 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

Running for a Cure

For the past several years, I’ve heard amazing stories about people participating in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America‘s Team Challenge half marathon program. For those who don’t know, Team Challenge is a half marathon training and fundraising program. Team Challenge participants “train with professional coaches and like-minded teammates for a rewarding and exciting 13.1 mile endurance event at one of our great destination races while raising vital funds for research into these diseases. Funds raised help make new treatments possible and fuel the search for cures.”

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February 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm 1 comment

Final Installment of the ABC’s of Crohn’s & UC: “T,” “U,” “V,” “X,” & “Z”

It’s hard to believe that we’ve come to the end of the alphabet and thus the end of my ABC’s of Crohn’s & UC series. After this post, I will compiled all of the previous ones into a page on the blog so you can easily access this glossary I’ve compiled about IBD. Additionally, if I’ve missed anything important for any letter, please let me know!!! I would love to keep adding to this list and eventually turn it into something to help explain these diseases to those who are unfamiliar.

That being said, here is the final installment: T, U, V, X & Z.

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January 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm 2 comments

Attention NYC-area IBDers: Awesome Vintage Clothing Fundraiser Feb. 18-20

I cannot tell you how excited I am to tell you about this AWESOME fundraiser next month.

My brother-in-law’s girlfriend and her twin sister have their own awesome vintage clothing line called The Vintage Twin. They rework vintage pieces. But what’s even cooler is that each piece is unique – there is only one of everything.

Well, The Vintage Twin holds pop-up shops in NYC throughout the year and gives 10 percent of the proceeds to a charity. In the past, they’ve donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief and to Autism Speaks. Well, from February 18-20, The Vintage Twin is holding their next pop-up shop and donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (through my annual fundraising efforts for them). This is a special event for The Vintage Twin as well because their uncle has Crohn’s Disease.

How awesome is that!

So if you live in NYC, CT, or NJ, or want an excuse to road trip out to the east coast to buy some awesome reworked pieces and give to CCFA, here are the details:

WHEN: February 18 (President’s Day) – February 20 from 12 – 9PM all three days

NOTE: I will be at it on the 18th and would love to meet all you Tri-State IBDers!

WHERE: 45 East 34th Street, 3rd floor, Between Park and Madison, NYC

Hope to see and meet a lot of you there!

January 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm 1 comment

Caring for Crohn’s & UC: Year in Review

This has been a great year for Caring for Crohn’s, both on the blog and personally.

After toying with the idea for several months, I finally launched the blog in June. After a few months on Tumblr, the blog was merged onto WordPress and now here we are!

In just six months, I wrote 73 posts and the blog received over 3,600 views, and gained 19 WordPress followers, 50 Tumblr followers, 124 Facebook fans, and 175 Twitter followers. Thank you all SO much for your readership and support– this blog branched out beyond my wildest dreams and I am so appreciative of all of you who made that happen.

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Without further ado, here are some of the 2012 highlights for Caring for Crohn’s!

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December 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

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