Dear Friends,

On Dec. 5th 2010, I will be run/walking the Las Vegas half marathon for the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation of America, with Team Challenge of The Greater Washington DC/VA Chapter to help raise awareness and funding for finding cures for these digestive diseases. My personal goal is to raise more than $4000 for this worthy cause and I need your help to reach this goal by Nov. 1st, 2010!

More than 1.4 million patients across the country suffer from Crohn’s disease & Ulcerative colitis. Beyond raising money for research, Team Challenge brings together the community in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to make noise and be heard—raising awareness of these little known diseases in their community and across the nation.

You can support my local efforts by making a tax deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation:

Donate online at;

With your help, we will fund important research and raise awareness of diseases that affect millions of people. If you have questions about Team Challenge or the work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support!

Lisa Sumner