This 12 months, amidst all of the isolation and Zooming, I accepted the honour to function the Rising Community Leader in IBD for the New England Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. I’m extraordinarily humbled at this chance to work alongside rising leaders within the New England group to put the platform for a future freed from Crohn’s illness and ulcerative colitis, collectively recognized as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
As you in all probability know, I’ve been deeply affected by ulcerative colitis and know firsthand how difficult these illnesses may be for the 1 in 100 Americans dwelling with IBD. I’m proud to be honored at this 12 months’s occasion together with New England’s Rising Healthcare Leader in IBD and serendipitously my superb doctor, Dr. Rachel Winter from Brigham & Woman’s Hospital.
As you possibly can think about, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, every thing the Foundation has constructed is now in danger. The want for training and help within the Crohn’s and colitis group has skyrocketed, a 500% improve. Simultaneously, the Foundation is experiencing an all-time low in funding. This is by far the best problem the Foundation has confronted in its 50-year historical past. The monetary affect of this pandemic has been super.
In recognition of this vital want, a beneficiant donor has provided to match each contribution to the Foundation as much as a whole of $1 million by May 15. Every greenback donated earlier than May 15 is value double.
My hope is that you’ll think about contributing to my fundraising efforts if you’re ready. I’ve arrange a fundraising web page right here.
We are persevering with to plan the Young Professional’s annual summer time occasion for August 6, 2020 in the hopes of having the ability to rejoice collectively by then. If you might be pondering of attending, please think about buying your ticket now as these funds will vastly help our quick want.
Tickets are on sale right here.
I’ve all the time been in a position to rely on the Foundation and now the Foundation is relying on me. I ask you to affix me in supporting them once they want it most by making a monetary contribution as we speak.
Thank you a lot for your consideration. Every greenback donated is so deeply appreciated.