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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Zwift Ride Series Begins this Friday

September 29, 2021

Paralympic triathlete, pro cyclist and others in the IBD community ride on October 1-3

New York, NY – Zwift and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation have partnered for a weekend ride series taking place October 1-3, 2021.

Riders will have the chance to ride with 4th place Tokyo Paralympic Triathlete Fran Brown and professional cyclist Cory Greenberg; both patients living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and hospitalized at age 20, Cory turned his attention to supporting people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

“I want to bring together people from all around the world to ride together, raise awareness of IBD, and finally create the change needed to make this disease a thing of the past.” -Cory Greenberg

In addition, other riders who are patients, caregivers, and supporters will share their stories during the live broadcast Friday October 1, hosted by Zwift’s Dave Towle and Kat Gunsur-Smith of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

There will be a total of two rides per day on Zwift from October 1-3. Riders can take part in any of these to unlock the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation jersey for their avatar. There are also options to donate, or sign up to fundraise on the Foundation’s behalf at http://www.givebutter.com/zwift

For more information on the Zwift Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Ride Series visit https://www.zwift.com/events/series/crohns-colitis-foundation-rides or contact Kat Gunsur-Smith, Manager, National Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement kgunsur@crohnscolitisofounation.org.

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About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects nearly 1 in 100 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however, the incidence is increasing in children.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans living with IBD. For over 50 years, we have been inspiring and engaging patients
and caregivers in the country’s largest IBD community and helping to dramatically accelerate the pace of research by breaking down traditional barriers to patients, data, funding, and collaborations. We also provide extensive educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public.

For more information, visit www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org, call 888-694-8872, or email info@crohnscolitisfoundation.org.