My name is Ashleigh.
Recently I started a fitness journey with my mom (she's my gym buddy). Now, we are not unfit, actually we're pretty healthy. But this is not just a journey to get fit, we have been itching to join a charity run for a while. However, nothing caught our eye until I came across the Color Run. Having different coloured paint thrown at you on a 5k course. It's going to a whole heap of fun!
We decided we didn't want to run for the pre-chosen charity at the event. Instead we chose something very close to our hearts. Crohns and Colitis UK. IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) is not a glamorous condition to talk about and it's terrible to have. My aunty is a sufferer of ulcerative colitis and my mom has IBD, so I know the problems it causes for people in their everyday lives. Have you ever had to plan your day around your bowel movements? It doesn't sound fun does it? People with IBD have to do that everyday in case they have an "accident". I know this doesn't sound appealing but trust me more awareness needs to be made about IBD and it's effects. At least 261,000 people suffer from IBD in the UK but more people go undiagnosed.
We hope you will support us on our journey and please donate as much as you can to our cause. Donating will help with research to potentially find a cure and give support to sufferers of IBD.
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