My name is Niki. I have Crohn’s disease. I was officially diagnosed in March of 2012, but I had been dealing with debilitating symptoms since the fall of 2009. It takes courage to admit when something is wrong, it takes strength to seek a diagnosis, and it takes tenacity to treat an incurable disease. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. Fortunately, I had help. Having help makes the process bearable. Which is why I am going to do everything in my power to help as many people as possible, through whatever means I have available. Those means are running. Running saved me. Now I will use running to help others.
This June I will run across Washington State. My trek will take me from the Washington/Idaho border to the Pacific Ocean. My goal is to cover these 403 miles in ten days. My objective is to raise funds and awareness for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). To follow my journey please like Sole Powered on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SolePowered) and check out the Sole Powered blog (http://www.solepowered.blogspot.com/).
Here’s what you can do to help –
Donate to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Eighty cents of every dollar raised goes directly toward research and education. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for this autoimmune disease. Your donation could fund the research that leads to a breakthrough; creating improved treatments or possibly even discovering a cure.
Share my fundraising page so that others will be encouraged to share their story. Approximately 1.4 million American adults and children suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Most suffer in silence. For some reason, embarrassment and secrecy are often tied to these diseases. Let’s change that.
If you’d like to learn more about Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, please visit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America website (http://www.ccfa.org/).
To donate please visit my fundraising website (https://secure3.convio.net/ccfa/site/Donation2?df_id=11620&11620.donation=landing&JServSessionIdr004=p7lxv9bwr2.app305a).
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other." -George Eliot Photos
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