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nd other relevant topics. Participants will also be given access to cutting-edge fund raising tools, including a free Web page. Participants commit to raise funds to support research, education, and support initiatives. In exchange for this commitment, they receive free training, as well as transportation to the event, free accommodations, race entry fees, admission to entertainment and events and the opportunity to share a life-changing experience with a group of caring individuals.

After raising over $2 million for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation through its half marathon training program, 509 people crossed the finish line at the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 20. Those interested in helping the Foundation can find a local team and sign up to attend an information meeting at http://www.ccteamchallenge.org.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 81 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit http://www.ccfa.org.


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