DonorNation and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Join Forces to Support Research, Education and Patient Support for IBD

Top Quote The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's San Diego Chapter is tapping into DonorNation's online marketplace solution to increase awareness and raise money for its cause. End Quote
  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) April 24, 2014 - DonorNation, the Marketplace with a Heart™, and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are excited to announce their joint commitment to raise awareness and funds to support research, education and patient support for all spectrum of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Through this strategic partnership, CCFA is eligible to receive up to 100 percent of net proceeds made through purchases on DonorNation's online platform. In addition, CCFA's community and supporters have the ability to donate goods and services onto the marketplace to support the cause.

    "We are excited to work with DonorNation to help expand our fundraising efforts to support our mission," said Carly Bazzett, executive director at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's San Diego Chapter. "DonorNation does a wonderful job supporting nonprofits in the San Diego community."

    DonorNation's e-commerce solution facilitates community commerce by bringing together local merchants, nonprofits, schools and consumers on online platform.

    "As a mother of a child diagnosed with Crohn's disease, I have seen firsthand the struggles my daughter has had to go through as a result of this burdensome and debilitating disease," said Shahin Pirani, co-founder of DonorNation. "Thanks to the education, research and awareness efforts put forth by CCFA, schools and workplaces across America now have a better understanding and greater compassion for those who suffer from all spectrum of IBD. Although there is still a long way to go, support for CCFA on DonorNation will help enhance that awareness, understanding and compassion to begin improving the lives of those who suffer from these devastating diseases."

    Through its partnership, DonorNation and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation are committed to empowering the community and inciting change to the affected Crohn's disease and colitis community in San Diego and beyond.

    About DonorNation:
    DonorNation is the Marketplace with a Heart™ where every purchase benefits a cause. The online marketplace allows individuals and businesses to buy and donate goods and services with up to 100 percent of the net proceeds from each purchase supporting local schools and nonprofits. The San Diego-based company helps unlock the power of the community by providing its users with the tools to support their local businesses, while providing a sustainable source of funding for local schools and nonprofit organizations.

    About Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America:
    The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. Since our founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."

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