Hundreds Walk to Raise Money for Crohn’s and Colitis Cure –

by Symptom Advice on September 26, 2011

(Springfield, MO) — Sunday, people were trying to find a cure for Crohn’s and Colitis, also known as irritable bowel syndrome.

Today they put on their walking shoes in the name of the cause.

“Right now we have raised probably over $15,000 for our first year,” said Jaimie Schere, Regional Walk manager.

It’s the first annual Springfield Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis.

About 250 people took part in this inaugural event.

Organizers say the funds will go towards trying to make life more comfortable for those affected by the disease.

The money will also support education programs in the community.

Those we talked with say people don’t like to talk about Crohn’s because the symptoms are very embarrasing and they say walks like this help change that.

“It’s a very isolating disease and to see people out walking for those who have it and IBD and inflammatory bowel diseases and gives them hope, ” explained Rennie Auiler, who suffers from Colitis.

Organizers say they plan do to the walk every year in the fall.

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