Brooklyn Pediatric Patient Overcomes Obstacles to Raise Critical Funds and Awareness
Twelve-year-old Bella Fletcher from Brooklyn is motivating the local community to find cures by participating in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps Brooklyn. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, June 2 at 11:00 AM at MCU Park. Bella is living with ulcerative colitis, which combined with Crohn’s disease, are painful, debilitating digestive diseases affecting more than 3.1 million American adults and children, including an estimated 160,000 patients under the age of 18.
Bella was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 5. “I hope that this inspires others who go through this to rest assured that there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will beat this one day! We will work together to find a cure!”,” says Bella.
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures and raising awareness for digestive diseases. “Our events offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. It is a day that combines high energy and fun with access to valuable information and education. More than 60,000 peopled walked for cures last year, raising more than $11 million for mission-critical research and patient support programs,” says Blair Blum, walk director.
Join Bella at Brooklyn Take Steps on June 2nd right here at MCU Park. Register at www.cctakesteps.org/brooklyn19.
For more information on how to get involved with Take Steps and to find a 2019 walk site nearest you, please visit www.cctakesteps.org or contact Ashley Jones at 646-388-9285 firstname.lastname@example.org.