A while back, I asked readers to help us decide where to donate some of our economic stimulus money to by sharing their favorite charities.
Though the decision was a tough one, with such suggestions as Obama’s church and the ACLU, we decided to go with a cause closer to our hearts – at least, my heart – the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
See, one of my favorite bloggers, and a woman I consider a blog-world friend, Dana, who blogs at Principled Discovery, received the news last month that her 9-year-old daughter, Mouse, has Ulcerative Colitis.
She is participating in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps fundraiser.
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Not only am I participating in this event, but I am raising money for crucial research that wouldn’t even have been possible a few short years ago.
More than 1.4 million patients across the country suffer from these painful and unpredictable diseases. Beyond raising money for research, Take Steps brings together the community in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to make noise and be heard — raising awareness of these little-known diseases in their community and across the nation.
Please support my efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. With your help, we will fund important research and raise awareness of diseases that afflict millions of people.
I hope that you will consider supporting this cause.
You can support “Team Mouse” by visiting Dana’s fundraising page.
You will not only be helping find a cure for Dana’s little Mouse, but also for the others who are afflicted with these conditions, such as my step father, who has Crohn’s.
Thank you for the other suggestions, most of which were also very worthy causes.