Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit organization, founded in 1967, whose mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases.
Supported solely by individual, foundation and corporate contributions, more than 83 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to such mission-critical programs, including research that attempts to find the causes of and cures for these diseases. The Foundation also provides educational programs, support groups and literature through its 40 chapters nationwide.
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease, these painful, chronic illnesses affect approximately 1.4 million Americans, including some 140,000 children under the age of 18. Crohn’s disease is a painful, incurable illness that may inflame the small and large intestines while ulcerative colitis attacks the large intestine (colon).