NAM SPONSORS CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR
For the fifth year in a row, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is honored to have the opportunity to sponsor the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This year’s event will be the Team Challenge Endurance Training Program, a multi-day event that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from Friday, February 3, 2017 through Monday, February 6, 2017. Team Challenge trains participants of all ability levels for an endurance event culminating with a half marathon.
CCFA is a not-for-profit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis which are painful, unpredictable diseases that attack the digestive system. The Team Challenge program is designed to raise awareness and funds for research, education and support programs for those who suffer from Crohn’s and/or colitis. Both of these diseases affect nearly 1 in 200 Americans with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. Over the past several years CCFA has made scientific advances in the fields of genetics, immunology and microbiology, leading to a greater understanding of the disease.
Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated, “The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is a most worthy cause and we feel privileged and proud to offer our continued support to the Team Challenge Program. NAM is very fortunate to be in a position whereby we can participate in fundraising for such an important cause.”
NAM continuously strives to help make a difference by getting involved with various charitable organizations and events throughout the year and is a strong supporter of children and families who struggle with Crohn’s and Colitis. NAM also supports Alley Oop for Autism, Charley’s Fund, The Make a Wish Foundation and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.