Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects approximately 1 in 200 people yet less than 50 percent of people in the US are familiar with the diseases. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is launching a comprehensive and compelling new awareness campaign in order to raise awareness for these chronic illnesses.
IBD are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, bleeding, fever, severe fatigue and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. The fastest growing patient population is children under the age of 18.
The campaign features acclaimed actress Amy Brenneman, who has suffered from ulcerative colitis, and is now a proud supporter of CCFA. The campaign also includes the feet of everyday people where they spend far too much time–in bathroom stalls.
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MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Jan 08, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects approximately 1 in 200 people yet less than 50 percent of people in the US are familiar …
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