Currently, more than 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Since its inception in 1967, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation has been a leader in the fight against the disease. Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has named the Crohn’s and Colitis Team Challenge the March $1000 “Caring Community Giveaway” recipient.
“Groups like the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation are necessary to ensure those in need have access to services,” said John Ward, Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric president. “The Team Challenge brings the community together to help others and we’re proud to honor those kinds of efforts.”
The Crohn’s and Colitis Team Challenge is a half marathon training program that sends participants to all-expenses-paid exotic locations to run or walk in a half marathon. Participants commit to raising funds to help find cures for crohn’s and colitis and the Foundation provides training, fundraising advice and assistance in return. When participants meet their fundraising goal, the foundation covers the costs of traveling to the half marathon.
“We are so thankful to receive this donation to help fund the Team Challenge program, research, patient expenses and fundraising and awareness programs,” said Shana Spencer, national manager for Team Challenge. “We are always looking for new volunteers and people who want to help us with the fight to find a cure.”
The foundation is actively recruiting participants for upcoming marathons in Napa and Las Vegas. Information about the program and registration is available at the Team Challenge website: http://www.ccteamchallenge.org/.