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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Count Down to Race



Race week is here and we're counting down the days for our run. Three days precisely for the 13.1 mile run in lovely Napa to Sonoma.

Believe it or not, last week was not a good week. Ate something my tummie couldn't take and lasted just about end of last weekend. I did not run. I did not update my blog yet made an effort to push onward and raise the funds required to be part of this amazing experience: Running with Team Challenge Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. I am running the beautiful course from Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon this upcoming Sunday! I'm feel better this week and ready to embark the 13.1 course.

I was required to raise $2,800 and the donations go directly to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. I raised a total of $3,019.33!

I'm excited about this weekend but I couldn't of made it without your support and contribuiton to a great cause. I do pray we find a cure for those who are affected by the Crohn's & Colitis disease. Like I've said before, I am truly blessed not to have this disease and happy to run to help find a cure (I did it for AIDS back in 1998, SF to LA Bike Ride with AIDS RIDE) I know there are many other diseases that causes cancer but remember each and one of you can make a difference if you help contribute to this research or many others out there who also need help finding a cure.

Post Run Event Details
I do continue to plan a post-run celebration someplace in Dogpatch District, so stay tuned for updates! Continue to read my blog.

I am grateful for your support. Thank you.












What are Crohn's and Colitis?
Crohn's disease is a chronic disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Ulcerative colitis on the other hand, affects only the colon. Both diseases are painful, seldom-discussed lifelong conditions.

It is estimated that as many as 1.4 million Americans have IBD, however many more suffer in silence due to potential embarrassment and alienation. Crohn's disease may occur in people of all ages, but it is primarily a disease of adolescents and young adults, primarily affecting those between 15 and 35.

As a member of Team Challenge, I have a coach, a training program, and teammates to support me. I have committed to a training schedule that ensures I will run my way to success, and I’ve pledged to raise $2,800.00 in donations to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.