Her Story: The Awareness Bride
This was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. But instead of saying “I do” and throwing her bouquet, she is spending her day inside of a bathroom stall.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) doesn’t care what special day it is. For the nearly 1 in 200 Americans suffering from IBD, like ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, happy ever after can be harder to come by. Debilitating pain and constant disruption take a physical and emotional toll that can be devastating. Help the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America raise awareness during Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, taking place on December 1-7.
Here are some quick, easy ways you can show your support:
- Write to your legislators and encourage them to join the Crohn's & Colitis Caucus.
- "Like" CCFA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ccfafb) and follow CCFA on Twitter
(@CCFA), Instagram (@ccfa_national), YouTube (www.youtube.com/ccfa) and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/ccfa).
- Share or retweet CCFA's Awareness Week social media updates on your social media networks.
- Sign up for CCFA's monthly e-newsletter.
- A little goes a long way! Start your own fundraising page.
- Change your social media logo to the Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week logo.
- Reach out to anyone you know with IBD and let them know you care! Ask them to visit www.ccfa.org to learn more about the diseases and our patient resources. Our Information Resource Center is available for calls as well -- (learn more about what the Resource Centerhas to offer!
Find out if our bride makes it to the church on time -- talk to her on Twitter @CCFABride!