Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Long Island Chapter

Basic Information

Address: 585 Stewart Avenue Ste 304
Phone Number: 5162225530
Fax Number: 5162225535
Director: Suzanne Beck

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Long Island Chapter
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Long Island Chapter

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Hours of Service: 8 - 3:30
Minimum Hours Required: 3
Days of Service: Sunday
Mission Statement:

To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

What are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis affect more than 1.6 million Americans. That’s one in every 200 Americans living with one of these debilitating, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. The fastest growing patient population is children under the age of 18.

While Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus, ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Symptoms of these diseases may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, debilitating fatigue, and extreme weight loss. Patients can be diagnosed at any age, but are most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35. Many patients experience numerous hospitalizations. About 23 to 45 percent of people with ulcerative colitis and up to 75 percent of people with Crohn’s disease will eventually require surgical intervention for their disease. read more at http://online.ccfa.org/site/PageNavigator/take_steps_about_crohns_and_co...

Events:

Sunday, October 15th - Gold Coast Take Steps Walk - www.cctakesteps.org/goldcoastlongisland2017
Sunday, October 22nd - Eastern Long Island Walk - www.cctakesteps.org/easternlongisland2017

Additional Information:

Volunteer and Take Steps - Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.

Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help with setup, dayof activities and clean up. Choose to volutneer all day 8 am to 3:30 pm or pick a shift 8 am to 11:30 am, 11 to 3:30 pm.

Registration opens at 11:30 AM
Festival and Activities open at 11:30 AM
Program Begins at 12:40 PM
Ribbon cutting and Walk at 1:00 PM
Event ends at 2:30 PM

for more information about volunteering and/or forming a walk team please contact Suzanne at sbeck@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or visit www.cctakesteps.org

Thank you!

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