We are a 501(c)(3) charitable fundraising organization located in the Tri-Valley Area. We are a dedicated group of volunteers whose mission is to raise awareness of Crohn's disease and to generate funds for Crohn's research.
What is Crohn's disease?
Currently affecting an estimated 500,000 people in the United States, Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.¹,²
Crohn's disease can affect any part of the GI tract, though it usually occurs at the end of the small intestine, also known as the ileum, and the beginning of the large intestine, also known as the colon.³ Crohn's disease often is mistaken for other GI disorders that cause similar symptoms, such as ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).²
To learn more about Crohn's disease, please go to crohnsonline.com
1. About Crohn's Disease. (2009). Available at: http://www.ccfa.org/info/about/crohns. Accessed February 17, 2010.
2. Crohn's disease. From Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.(2010). Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/DS00104. Accessed February 17, 2010.
3. NIH Publication No. 06-3410. From National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. (2006). Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/crohns/. Accessed February 17, 2010.
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