On June 6th, 2009 I will be walking in Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. I have joined the BIDMC for IBD and with my doctors and others I will be raising money for crucial research that wouldn’t even have been possible a few short years ago. My personal goal is to raise more than $1500 for this worthy cause.
More than 1.4 million patients across the country suffer from these painful and unpredictable diseases. Beyond raising money for research, Take Steps brings together the community in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to make noise and be heard -- raising awareness of these little-known diseases in their community and across the nation.
You can support my efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation:
Donate online at http://online.ccfa.org/goto/michellefischer
If you would like to do more, you can also join our team and set a fundraising goal for yourself. You can register today by visiting www.cctakesteps.org, and following the prompts to register for the Boston Common walk on BIDMC for IBD. When you register, you will receive valuable fundraising tools and information from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, in addition to your own personal fundraising Web site.
With your help, we will fund important research and raise awareness of diseases that afflict millions of people. If you have questions about Take Steps or the work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support!