Gary Collins, CCFA Advocate, Dies at 74



October 22, 2012

CCFA mourns the passing of our good friend and advocate, Gary Collins. Mr. Collins, an Emmy-award winning talk show host and actor, was a loyal supporter of CCFA along with his wife, Mary Ann Mobley. Both Mr. Collins and Ms. Mobley have traveled throughout the U.S. and granted countless interviews to the media to help promote public awareness of the seriousness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over the years, the couple were also responsible for raising thousands of dollars for CCFA’s research and education programs. In addition, they played a key role in the Foundation’s advocacy efforts, meeting with key legislators to encourage increased funding for IBD research.

For more information, please see Mr. Collins’ obituary.