Mike McCready Writes About CCFA Awareness Week on HuffingtonPost.com
In honor of IBD advocate Jennifer Jaff, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready closes out Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week with an eloquent open-letter on the Huffington Post website about how Awareness Week affects him and the 1.4 million Americans with these diseases. He begins the article saying simply,
"My name is Mike McCready and I have lived with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease for 25 years. Despite this diagnosis, I have a fortunate career as the lead guitarist of Pearl Jam, a beautiful family, and (I) am an advocate -- along with my wife -- for people struggling with these same diseases."
McCready, who suffers from ulcerative colitis and Crohn's, goes on to share his experience being a part of a legendary rock band while managing his IBD and how he was introduced to CCFA. Read the article in its entirety here.
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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 (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org).