Here at Horns Up Rocks we believe that there is nothing more Metal than helping others, specially when your help could benefit another human being to live a healthier life. You may think that Crohn's and Colitis are not as serious as terminal diseases like Cancer, but the truth is that both Crohn's and Colitis are real hard to live with for anyone regardless of age. Here are some facts about these diseases:
- Crohn's disease:
- An inflammatory disease that usually affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus.
- The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss.
- It can also cause complications such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration.
- There is no cure for Crohn's disease.
- An inflammation of the large intestine (colon, caecum and rectum).
- It is a digestive disease.
- Colitides may be acute and self-limited or chronic.
- While the disease is treatable, severe colitis can be life-threatening and may require surgery.
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, we want you to get off the couch and head over to the South Street Seaport (Pier 17) in New York City. The "Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk" starts at 6 PM (registration at 4 PM) and will last until approximately 8 PM.
Here is the OFFICIAL press release:
"The Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk is CCFA's national evening walk and celebration, and also the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. It is a casual 2-3 mile stroll to raise money for crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative Colitis. Over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by these digestive diseases. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps brings together this community in a fun and energetic atmosphere, encouraging them to make noise and be heard.
All donations will help support local patient programs, as well as important research projects. Anyone interested in attending the event should know that there will be food, music and kid's activities. The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day."
You can register as a walker by clicking on this link
NOTE: When you register, CCFA recommends participants donate $25, however a donation at the time of registration is not mandatory. All donations can be made prior to the event or on the day of. Cash & checks are accepted. Anyone not registered online are able to register at the event, however depending on the crowd, they may have to wait in a rather long line so registering ahead of time is recommended and any walker is urged to wear either blue or orange as they are the Take Steps official colors!
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk
Team Yovino's Official Site