So we started planning and we are overwhelmed with what people with this silent disease deal with on a daily basis. We really had no clue as to how devistating this can be from just daily life changes we take for granted, to now you have lost your ability to have children. Well, that is the case for Angie....Thankfully she was able to adopt her son and is still living the dream of being a mother, but getting to this point has been a life full of struggles that most cannot even imagine. Angie is a strong person and we have learned that is what so many with Crohn's, Colitis or IBD have to become just to live life. You can read her story on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/GutCheckChallenge/about/?ref=page_internal. Please take a minute to read this.
With that we decided to make this as big as possibe and raise as much as we can. But of course this costs money. We know there are many out there that want to help and are not able to volunteer or compete in this competition, so here's how you can help. If our families and friends donated $20 or more, we could have enough to help cover expenses (equipment, venue, prizes for competitors, etc...) so that way all the money from people competing and other sponsors can go straight to CCF. All money raised will go there anyways and when finished, anything leftover is going to be donated as well.
This will mean a great deal to so many people that suffer with this silent disease in private. Many of us have no clue that someone may have these issues. Please help us raise awareness for CCF and all the good they do to help.
Very long winded, but very important cause.
- Laurie Volkenand Kelliher
- Nicole Fisher
- Sheila Smith
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