Okay, anyone who’s read this blog from the beginning (hi, Mom!) will know that I have ulcerative colitis. Diagnosed in August of 2002, I don’t have the most glamorous disease in the world, but then again, it’s not like I had a choice in the matter, right?
In any case, I’ve been volunteering with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, first with the Dallas chapter and now with the Denver chapter. We’re holding our first annual Grand Junction walk on May 3, 2008, to raise awareness of Crohn’s and colitis, and I’ve got a team set up of exactly two people: me and B. What can I say? We’re not the best at recruiting walkers, but I dare say we’ll do better with asking for financial support for a very worthy cause. CCFA is the premier advocacy and research organization in the United States devoted to finding a cause and cure for Crohn’s and colitis. They’ve been phenomenal with their educational seminars, lobbying efforts, and patient and medical outreach. I’m helping them put together a support group here in Grand Junction as well.
If you want to be part of my team, fantastic! Just drop me an email, and we can chat. Or if you’re unable to walk but would like to support CCFA, you can submit your donation here. And yeah, that’s the name of my team: Mabuhay, which roughly translates to “Long Live” in Tagalog.