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POP ROCK BAND Honor Society Drummer Advocates for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients on Capitol Hill in Conjunction with World IBD Day
Date:5/18/2010

th Crohn’s disease. Diagnosed over 20 years ago, McCready believes in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s efforts to raise much-needed awareness of and funds for Crohn’s and colitis patients. “There have been countless times over the years that I have suffered the sudden and crippling effects of a Crohn’s attack while on the road,” says McCready. “It’s so important for people to recognize the physical and emotional ups-and-downs that Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients go through on a daily basis.”

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, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, 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 American 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 diseases between the ages of 15 and 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 cure, with more than 79 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 and the American Institute of Philanthropy. For more information, contact
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