Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk 13.1 miles, train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.5 million Americans.
Team Challenge is one of the premier multisport endurance training programs in the country, having trained nearly 14,000 runners, walkers, triathletes and cyclists. Since its inception, Team Challenge participants have raised nearly $62 million to further the Foundation’s mission, accounting for a quarter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s total investment in research, education and patient support.
To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
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The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.
Five decades ago, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research. Educational workshops and symposia, together with our scientific journal, “Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,” enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. No wonder the National Institutes of Health has commended the Foundation for “uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research.”