Every year the North Texas chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation sponsors a Crohn’s and Colitis foundation walk.  This year the walk will be on May 14th at Reverchon Park in Dallas, TX and we have a new team called the Research Racers.

This is an annual event that brings together families, doctors and supporters in a fun family/pet-friendly event to build awareness of these diseases and raise money for research, and patient support.  This year the walk aims to raise over $100,000 with over 80% going directly to fund research and patient programs.

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic (ongoing) disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  This occurs because of an abnormal response of the body’s immune system.  The immune system produces white blood cells and other harmful chemicals which ultimately leads to chronic inflammation and bowel injury.  Crohn’s can affect any part of the GI tract and affects as many as half a million Americans.

Ulcerative colitis is a disease which causes inflammation in the colon only. The inflammation in the colon causes it to empty frequently, leading to diarrhea and bleeding.  UC also produces sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. Once ulcers develop, they can cause bleeding, pus and mucus.

I want to invite anyone who would like to take part in this event to join our team!  Please go to:
http://online.ccfa.org/goto/research_racers and sign up!

Take steps for Crohn’s and Colitis is something we strongly believe in and support.  Hopefully the funding from programs like this will produce better drugs for all IBD patients.

Disclaimer: The information presented on this website is not intended to take the place of your personal physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Discuss this information with your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you.  All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical condition