“Strike Out Crohn’s & Colitis Bowl-A-Thon”

By Nicole Pence

June 18, 2010 Updated Mar 5, 2008 at 1:28 PM EDT

Sixth Annual Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Bowl-A-Thon to take place on March 8, 2008 at Crazy Pinz Northland in Fort Wayne.

The Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host the 6th annual “Strike Out Crohn’s & Colitis Bowl-A-Thon” on March 8, 2008 at Crazy Pinz, Northland in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 2:30 pm.

The annual event will offer families, adults and children impacted by Crohn’s Disease and/or Ulcerative Colitis (collectively known as IBD) AND those who wish to support them an opportunity to meet, enjoy a fun-filled afternoon and raise funds to support the CCFA’s mission. Teams are now forming and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About IBD
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect more than 29,000 people in Indiana, and approximately 1.4 million Americans, many of them children and young adults. IBD patients suffer from intense pain, persistent diarrhea and fever among other complications. Often surgery is needed to remove damaged intestines. In fact, complications can be life threatening. There is no cure for these diseases. Nearly 2,900 people in the Ft. Wayne area suffer from IBD.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Since 1967, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has provided nearly
$110 million for researchers seeking the cause of, and cure for, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA is equally committed to improving the quality of life for the children and adults who suffer from these devastating diseases through educational programs, free informational materials and support groups.

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