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In 2023, Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis (CtoC) continued its unwavering commitment to the IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) community. We are proud of our progress, but much work remains to be done. Your support and generosity have changed lives.

Any donation amount from $5-$5000 (or a bid on one of our auction items!) brings us closer to finding new treatments, supporting families and empowering young lives. We focus on grassroots community-building and patient, caregiver and family support. We continue to donate to IBD Research institutions. But we can't do it alone - we need your help to keep making a meaningful impact. With your support, we can continue to inspire hope, progress, meaningful connections and compassion for the IBD community.

$150,000 Goal

$135,325

Total Raised

Why Donate to CtoC in 2023?

  • Our focus on caregivers and families recognizes the pivotal role they play for those living with Crohn's or colitis
  • Patients are equally important, and our programs support all those affected by IBD.
  • Your donations fuel groundbreaking research aimed at understanding the intricate lifecycle of IBD
  • The research we support looks at causes of IBD, treatments and prevention. We support multiple IBD-related causes
  • The Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital
  • The IBD Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • The IBD Program at The Mayo Clinic
  • The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, CA offers kids/teens with IBD a life-changing summer experience.
  • We aid families facing financial struggles related to their child's IBD treatment at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • We are funding a project called Supporting the Psychosocial Needs of Pediatric IBD Patients via a Diagnosis-Concordant Mentorship Program at The Stanford Medicine Children's Center for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease
  • We offer support groups and other programing for patients, caregivers, family members, friends, etc
  • The groups are a safe haven for sharing experiences, gaining insight, and providing emotional support
  • Your contributions help maintain these crucial networks

 

CtoC Team at our 2023 Growth Through Performance Piano Recital Fundraiser

Meet and Greet with some of our IBD Families at Angels Stadium with 

Jake Diekman, MLB player, ulcerative colitis patient, and founder of the Gut it Out Foundation

 

   

One of our youngest community members checking out the toy cart we donated to the

Cedars-Sinai IBD Infusion Center

Co-founder Stacy Dylan at Digestive Diseases Week in Chicago, May 2023 with fellow IBD advocates

 

Shilla Hekmat Speaks and Lowell Dylan Performs Far Away Friend at our 2023 Piano Fundraiser

Stacy Dylan

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