Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.

History[edit | edit source]

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation was established in 1967. Its founders were driven by the desire to find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a term that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases are characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract, leading to a range of symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and weight loss.

Mission[edit | edit source]

The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The foundation achieves this through research, education, support, and advocacy initiatives.

Research[edit | edit source]

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation has played a role in every major breakthrough in IBD research. The foundation sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. The foundation also offers a wide range of educational programs for patients and healthcare professionals, while providing supportive services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases. These programs are supported by the foundation's expert volunteers and are offered nationwide.

Education and Support[edit | edit source]

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation provides a comprehensive series of education programs and resources for patients and healthcare professionals. These include brochures, books, webcasts, and newsletters. The foundation also offers support services, including online communities, local support groups, and a summer camp for children with IBD.

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a leading advocate for the IBD community, working to increase public awareness about these diseases and to secure more funding for research. The foundation's advocacy efforts also aim to improve access to care and to promote patient-centered research.

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