In honor of IBD Awareness week I created my team to walk in the Take Steps Walk for Crohn's and Colitis in Baltimore! There are local chapters all throughout the U.S. so you can get involved in your own town. If you hapen to be in the Baltimore area save the date for 5/20/17 and join the Crohnically Blonde team for the walk!
I know it seems far away but I am trying to recruit some teammates to join me in this effort and raise money and awareness about this life changing disease that impacts over 1 in 200 people. Since I have been sharing my story on social media I have received an overwhelming number of messages from people who I know and those I don't who are secretly struggling with IBD and the negative effects it has had on their lives. I know its not something that everyone feels comfortable talking about but my take on it is that this is part of me and I was given this challenge in my life for a reason. I truly believe that reason is to share my journey with others and help to raise awareness.
This event will be a fun way to celebrate raising awareness and it also will be a great way to meet others stuggling with the disease and their support systems. If you happen to be in the Baltimore area and want to join me please don't hesitate to reach out. In addition, followers from anywhere can donate right HERE.
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Sharing my raw and real journey through motherhood and navigating Crohn’s Disease. CrohnicallyBlonde is a place where I serve up my unfiltered commentary on chronic illness, mental health, pregnancy, and motherhood alongside lighter lifestyle content like beauty product reviews, travel tips, and book recommendations. My hope is that by authentically sharing my story I can help others going through similar situations not feel so alone and maybe even laugh along with me.