Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter
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OUR MISSION: The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
Funds raised through the North Texas Giving Day go directly to support Crohn's & Colitis Foundation programs and initiatives for North Texas patients.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, are chronic debilitating digestive diseases affecting more than 1.6 million Americans. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation currently funds a research study at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center led by Dr. Emre Turer studying the genetic analysis of gastrointestinal inflammation through ENU mutagenesis.
We also offer a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals through creating a community of mutual support for patients and families with monthly support group meetings at seven different locations across North Texas. Likewise, the North Texas Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation provides targeted information on the latest advancements at three in-person education programs including our DFW Patient half-day Education Symposium hosted by the North Texas Chapter Medical Advisory Committee, held on October 1, 2016.
In addition, our North Texas Chapter hosts a week-long summer camp for kids and teens with IBD who otherwise would not be able to attend a traditional summer camp with their peers. This year, we hope to send 85 children and teens to the Texas Camp Oasis, held August 13th through 17th at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas
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