New Roaring-20s Themed Gala to Raise Awareness for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

February 14, 2017


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Furs, fedoras and a trip back in time later this month is set to help in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will host “The Great Gutsby Gala,” Feb. 25, a first-year event, at the Crane Bay Event Center in downtown Indianapolis. The Roaring 20s-themed event features food, drink, music, costumes and décor from the Jazz Era known for its prosperity and dynamic cultural edge.

Chapter executive director, Brandi GreenLeaf, is thrilled about the momentum and buzz the event created for the IBD community and its’ allies.

“From the time they step out of their vehicle, until the time they return home, we want to truly transform this evening into the 1920s for our guests,” said GreenLeaf. “The feedback and excitement we’ve received regarding the gala is encouraging to all affected by IBD. It provides hope that the dollars raised through this fundraiser will continue to help make strides in research, which gets us that much closer to a cure.”

All proceeds from the event go to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, which seeks to find a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through the funding of research. An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis including more than 30,000 Hoosiers.

The Great Gutsby Gala begins at 6 p.m., Feb. 25 and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, open bar, live entertainment, and live and silent auction items. Tickets and packages may be purchased online at with individual tickets available for $175.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Our mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information visit, call 317-259-8071, or email

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance ( and the American Institute of Philanthropy (

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