Support for the CCFA

Posted by iKan2

As part of my ongoing project to document my life dealing with Crohn's Disease, I'd like to make it clear, that this blog, "Dealing with Crohn's" (project) is for enhancing and improving the community of people impacted directly and indirectly by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

In line with that commitment, I want to help amplify the work of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Founded in 1967, the CCFA is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Bottom line, anyone who unfortunately joins into our community (the community of IBD patients and their families), the CCFA is really the first place to start. They have such a valuable collection of materials and resources; I can't stress enough the importance of completely consuming everything available from the site.

One word of caution however, as most non-profits, their livelihood depends upon donations from the community, so be forewarned, if you become involved, please don't be surprised by their never ceasing attempts to raise money. Anyway, don't say I didn't warn you...

For myself, as I'm trying to live up to my commitment to document my own personal struggle,  I've also realized that there is more that I can do to help our community. The first is by recognizing that I have unique talents that can help spread the message of hope that is represented by the CCFA organization. So from now on, I'll be taking valuable messages sent by the CCFA and repeating them here for your convenience, as well as the convenience of the search engines.

The second way that I've decided to help the CCFA is to start raising money for them. I was inspired by the "Bros for Crohn's- Puerto Rico por una cura al Crohn's" effort. I came across them in Facebook and followed their efforts to raise money for the CCFA. One of the ideas I had was to help organize a "Walk for a Cure" event in Puerto Rico. I've been in contact with the CCFA, but haven't been able to make much progress. Some other ideas have crossed my mind, but I'll get back to those after some more cogitation.

Finally, I guess it wouldn't be right to end this post with a small mention, that anyone can make a donation to the CCFA, right through their website. So, if you haven't ever made a CCFA donation to help find a cure, why not start today? You see, I warned you....