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Scarsdale, Hartsdale Residents Help Raise Money to Fight Crohn's Disease

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people in the United States.

The following release is from Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA):

Thirty-five Westchester and Fairfield County residents have raised over $125,000 to date to help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two debilitating intestinal diseases under the inflammatory bowel disease umbrella. The money was raised as part of the Team Challenge endurance training and fundraising program run by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).


“Team Challenge provides people with an opportunity to raise critical research dollars while training to do something that, for many people, they never imagined they’d be able to do- run 13.1 miles,” said Maddy Bell, endurance manager for the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of CCFA. “It is inspiring to see a group of people come together, some who have these diseases and some who do not, united in the mission of finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.”

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people in the United States. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive track, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery.

The Westchester and Fairfield fundraisers began training in March and will participate in half-marathons on July 12 in Jamestown, Rhode Island and on July 20 in Napa.

 

The Fairfield/Westchester participants include:

 

AMAWALK, NY

David Circle

 

BREWSTER, NY

Dawn Becker

 

BRONXVILLE, NY

Cristina Mancini

 

CHAPPAQUA, NY

Elie Abemayor

Dana Gottleib

Tom Gottleib

Ira Silverman

 

CHESHIRE, CT

Nicole Bartone

 

CONGERS, NY

Lily Cretekos-Gross

 

CORNWALL ON HUDSON, NY

Diana McNally

 

FAIRFIELD, CT

Arlie Messmer

Daniel Pascone

Craig Stearns

 

HARTSDALE, NY

Jennifer Halperin

Glenn Trieff

 

KATONAH, NY

Elizabeth Greene

 

NEW CITY, NY

Michael Connor

Brian Studwell

Jonathan Studwell

 

NEW YORK, NY

Lauren Albanese

 

OSSINING, NY

Dan Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan

 

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

Melissa Magliula

 

SCARSDALE, NY

Jason Cavalier

 

STONY POINT, NY

Lauren Colantonio

 

SOUTHPORT, CT

Alexandra Hasenauer

 

VALHALLA, NY

Virginia Leone

 

WEST HARRISON, NY

Anthony Russo

 

WESTPORT, CT

Penny Wickey

Bob Wickey

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY

Melanie Johnson

Lisa Koenigsberg

 

YONKERS, NY

Eric Alters

 

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY

Felicia DiBuono

Josh Reed




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