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CHALLENGE TO CHANGE LIVES

I am about to embark on a fantastic journey and I need your help! I am cycling in the Centurian Canada 50 mile bike race to raise funds and awareness for research leading to improved treatment options and a cure for Crohn's disease, IBS and ulcerative colitis. This is a very personal challenge for me as I have Crohns and my daughter and I also have Celiac Disease. I hope that soon, that my grandson will live in a world free of bowel disease. It is estimated that as many as 1.4 million Americans have Irritable Bowel Disease of some sort, however, many more suffer in silence due to potential embarrassment and alienation. These numbers are increasing at alarming rates. Together, we can make a difference. As a member of TEAM CHALLENGE, I have a coach, a training program, and teammates to support me. I am committed to a tough cycling training schedule and determined to raise $3,400.

Secure and quick tax deductable cash donations can be made directly to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America on this website and will be credited to my goal. This organization is listed in the top ten charitable organizations with 79 cents of every dollar donated going directly to research and patient support.

Check me out on facebook if you need any help making a donation or if you just want to make sure I'm pounding the pavement ( literally) as I can use the encouragement! How much should you give? Start by donating $1 per mile ($50) I will ride. What about $1 for each pill IBD patients swallow every month ($240), or get a little crazy and make a nice tax deductable donation to make my fundraising a bit easier ($500). BUT ANY AMOUNT WILL HELP TOWARDS such an important research and cure.

I can't thank you enough for supporting this cause, and the challenge to change lives.

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Total Donations: $2,801.00 Goal: $3,400

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Goal

Contributor Amount Comment
Dana Healey $100.00 "Here is a start for the adventure, looking forward to Sept. 18th."
Susan Marko $50.00
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Turner Appliances Terry Turner $125.00
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Cathy Stein $100.00
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Angel Colvin $25.00 "Good Luck Kathy!"
Andrew Kohout $30.00 "Good Luck!!"
bike angel $1,000.00 "May the wind be at your back and sun on your face!"
Marie Marko $500.00
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David Meisenburg $50.00
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David Moser $25.00
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Mikel Hamrick $30.00
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Changing Times $215.00
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Travel Well $551.00
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