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July 9, 2016 | Blog, Special Events | Mount Palomar Winery

Take Steps for Crohns and Colitis

Take Steps Temecula

Sunday, October 23rd 2016
Mount Palomar Winery
Registration Opens at 3:00pm

About Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however the incidence is increasing in children.

About Take Steps

Take Steps is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s national walk program.  These walks raise funds for mission critical research and patient support programs, and help increase awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two painful and unpredictable digestive diseases.  Our walks are family-friendly festivals held in more than 120 communities across the country with activities for everyone including games, music, and great food.  Funds raised through Take Steps will help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases, and support CCFA’s critical research, education, and patient support programs.  Walk with us today: get started at www.cctakesteps.org/temecula or contact Dawn Redo Take Steps Walk Manager at 619.497.1300 or dredo@ccfa.org

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research, providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public, and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information, visit www.ccfa.org, call 888-694-8872 or email info@ccfa.org.

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