The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Needs Your Help

hey everyone! Sometimes I’d like to get a little off topic (usually my blog covers social media news, viral marketing, and mobile) with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart – the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation! On Saturday May 30th, my soon-to-be wife Kari organized a team from the Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital called GI Janes and Joes. We walked in downtown San Jose for apprx. 2 miles to show awareness for this disease and to raise some good mulla! Of all the teams there $180K was raised for research and patient services. Great stuff but the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation still needs your help until there is a cure. I know times are tough but if you could donate $20 to help find a cure or going out to dinner what would you do?   Donate today

Here is a very interesting chart taken from 2006 financial data – check out the # of patients!


Organization Number of Patients Gross Revenue $ Raised per Patient Research as Percent of Expense
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 1,400,000 $40.5 million $28.92 36%
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 747,000 $240.3 million $321.68 28%
March of Dimes 508,536 $244.8 million $481.38 19%
Multiple Sclerosis Society 400,000 $219.9 million $549.75 21%


For those that couldn’t make it to the walk here is a short (55 second) video:


If you have any questions ping me at @djksar on Twitter or email rksar at yahoo dot com. Remember to check if your company matches and corporate donations are accepted. 



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