Team Challenge


On January 10, 2015, I will run 13.1 miles1 with CCFA’s Team Challenge to raise $4,500 for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research and support. Learn more about my run here and donate here.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect an estimated 1.4 million Americans and Crohn’s nearly cost me my life. The good news is that significant progress is being made in understanding these diseases and working toward a cure!

You can learn more about Team Challenge, Crohn’s disease, and the progress being made fighting Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis from the following articles.

Team Challenge Articles

The following articles provide additional information about Crohn’s disease and my efforts with Team Challenge:

  • Is generic Remicade (Humira, etc.) in our future? (Update) What are “biosimilars” such as Inflectra?
  • CCFA Co-founder Suzanne Rosenthal Dies Suzanne Rosenthal, one of the co-founders of the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis (the organization later renamed the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America), died on Sunday afternoon. She was 76-years old. Rosenthal was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1955, a time when very little was known about the disease and patients often found ...
  • Delayed, not deterred This December’s Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon would have been my 8th race with Team Challenge. Yes, “would have been.” I’ve just made the extremely difficult decision to not run 13.1 miles in Vegas on December 2, 2012.2 To give back to all of my incredible supporters, I’m doing something a little different for my fundraising effort. I’ve written a novel — “Wine, Guts ...
  1. 13.1 miles is a half marathon, in this case the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. []
  2. I also thought very seriously about not publishing this article, since this isn’t exactly the public ...
  3. Book Excerpt: “Wine, Guts and Glory” Here is a short excerpt from my novel “Wine, Guts and Glory (A Team Challenge Mystery).” As previously posted, any donation of $15 or more to my Team Challenge fundraising effort will get you a copy of the novel when it’s released in July. Click here to donate. Excerpt from “Wine, Guts and Glory”: The temperature was hovering ...
  4. Donate to Team Challenge, Get a Collectors’ Edition Book This July I’m again running the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon with Team Challenge. ((This will be my third time running the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon. []