Gary Collins, CCFA Advocate, Dies at 74 | Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Gary Collins, CCFA Advocate, Dies at 74

October 22, 2012

CCFA mourns the passing of our good friend and advocate, Gary Collins. Mr. Collins, an Emmy-award winning talk show host and actor, was a loyal supporter of CCFA along with his wife, Mary Ann Mobley. Both Mr. Collins and Ms. Mobley have traveled throughout the U.S. and granted countless interviews to the media to help promote public awareness of the seriousness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over the years, the couple were also responsible for raising thousands of dollars for CCFA’s research and education programs. In addition, they played a key role in the Foundation’s advocacy efforts, meeting with key legislators to encourage increased funding for IBD research.

For more information, please see Mr. Collins’ obituary.

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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