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 ...
  • CCFA Patient and Family Education Conference Yesterday2 I attended CCFA Illinois’ 17th Annual Patient and Family Education Conference. This year’s conference featured a number of great speakers from the U.S. and Canada, and focused on many of the current hot topics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This article contains links to the speaker presentations, as well as ...
  • Team Challenge: Why did I recommit? I’m currently mentoring nine individuals who will run or walk the 2011 Las Vegas half marathon as part of Team Challenge. We are two weeks aways from the recommitment deadline, which is when Team Challenge participants must make a final decision about whether they will commit to completing 13.1 miles in Vegas and reaching their ...
  • The Coveted Cork Award Recently I was hospitalized for yet another new (new to me, at least) Crohn’s-related side effect — in this case a nasty blood infection. Unlike most of my Crohn’s issues over the last several years, this wasn’t something I could simply rearrange my life around. I ended up spending five days in the hospital, followed ...
  1. 13.1 miles is a half marathon, in this case the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. []
  2. Saturday, April 21, 2012 []