This fall the IIF’s own Brian Greenberg will be taking on yet another challenge despite his Crohn’s disease and ostomy. He’ll be completing a 70.3 half Ironman on October 2nd and then the New York City marathon on November 6th. This adds up to almost 100 miles of races in just over a month, something hard for a healthy person to complete but Brian will be doing it with his Crohn’s disease.
Brian has been through a lot with his Crohn’s but has recently seen how much cancer can affect an entire family when his girlfriend Sarah lost her aunt to lymphonia after losing her birth mother to colon cancer when she was only 9 years old. On top of that Sarah’s father is a prostate cancer survivor and her grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. It doesn’t end there, with he families best friend battling breast cancer currently.
That is why Brian will not only be swimming, cycling, and running for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis this year, but cancer as well. He’ll be contributing 50% of every dollar to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research and the other 50% of every dollar will go to help patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with the Intense Intestines Foundation.
Please consider a donation to help patients with cancer, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis at the page below. You can also easily and securely donate on your phone by texting IBDCancer to 41444. This will not make a donation with your cellular carrier but bring you to an easy page to use on your mobile device.
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