Say Checkmate to Crohns and Colitis

My name is Justin Mirigliani. I live in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 2002 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. At that time I was in a life or death struggle with UC. My doctor at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia saved my life, at that time, and despite having to live taking 30 pills a day, I was having a good life. In 2015, my doctor saved my life again when he discovered that I had a severely precancerous condition called high grade dysplasia. Due to the dysplasia I had to have my entire large intestine removed and now I live life with an ileostomy bag. Because of what I have been through, I started a charity called Checkmates Charitable Association. The prime goal of Checkmates is to raise money and awareness in the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Since we began we have been able to present Jefferson Hospital's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology with close to $15,000. This money is used by this department to fund research and to purchase new life-saving equipment. In order for us to raise money we hold different events throughout the year. Our signature event is a yearly charity hockey game with the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni. Money raised goes to covering the cost of running these events and any money over and above that goes to Jefferson Hospital. We meet with Jefferson representatives each June to present them with our donation. I have two little girls who are at a 30% higher chance of contracting Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I want to help knock this disease out now, before they have to go through what I did. By supporting Jefferson's efforts, I hope the cure will be found soon! Please consider helping us. Thank You!
Justin

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    • $100 
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Justin Mirigliani 
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Cherry Hill, NJ
Checkmates Charitable Association 
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