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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Launches New Web Site to Commence Take Steps Walk Season: Walkers Can Take the Step that Counts Using New Interactive Features
Date:10/2/2009

ze fundraisers at school or at work even during these trying economic times. It also encourages people to join a team, make a donation, or take part in volunteer activities through the site’s Get Involved feature.

The upcoming season kicks-off in spring 2010 and will continue into the summer in cities throughout the country. Walking for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is a great way for people to show their support for finding a cure for these debilitating digestive diseases that affect so many Americans.

Join thousands in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis today! For more information on the CCFA Take Steps program, visit www.cctakesteps.org

About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis:
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere from the mouth to the anus 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 hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with long-term disease. Some 1.4 million adults and children suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. Most people develop the disease between the ages of 15and 35.

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 cur
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