Crohn's Walk + Pearl Jam

photos: Sue, a noise maker and my niece.

My sister Sue has Crohn's Disease. Last weekend was the third year we've walked as a family as a show of support and hope for a cure for Sue and the 1.4 million American adults and children suffering from digestive diseases.

We met at Warner Park in Madison for about a two-mile family-friendly walk. I'm impressed with the Take Steps, Be Heard for Crohn's & Colitis Chapter and the event: great route, energy, food and music.

Our family really enjoyed the time walking together through a pretty area of Madison and the kids raced ahead the whole way. After eating celebration cookies, the kids tossed sticks into the lake as we kicked back and enjoyed the view.

photos: Warner Park, my niece and Warner Beach.

photos: Warner Park, and the group at the start (even though this side of the sign says finish).

- Pearl Jam founding member and lead guitarist Mike McCready recently donated his time to create a radio public service announcement (PSA) series on behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to raise critical awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He's had Crohn's for 24 years. Listen to the clips here.

Questions for You:

- What causes are important to you or your family?

- Have you heard of Crohn's?

- Have you been to a Pearl Jam concert? (I saw two.) "Black" is one of my favorites.

photos by me


Colleen said...

Sounds like a great event...

I have heard of Crohn's Disease, but I'll be the first to admit that I don't know a ton about it.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

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