Goal is to raise funds to support organizations that raise the hopes of those living with chronic bowel conditions.
There are lots of diseases out there, lots of charities that desperately need your support. It’s hard to choose which ones to honor with your donation. I am writing to you about an organization that is near and dear to my heart, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. This organization sponsors a bike ride called Get Your Guts in Gear which funnels donations into several charities that work directly with patients struggling with inflammatory bowel disease. They also work to raise public awareness and reduce the stigma associated with chronic bowel conditions.
I am hoping to fulfill my dream of doing the Hudson River Valley ride this year. After struggling through a difficult year in 2011, I am finally feeling well enough to consider riding again. What a perfect way to celebrate my return to health than to ride to raise money and awareness about the very disease that I am fighting to overcome.