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Take Steps for Crohn’s, Colitis and IBD: This Saturday in Royal Oak

Around 1.6 million Americans suffer from some type of IBD, including Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. The worst part about these numbers is that there is no cure, just treatment plans that aren’t guaranteed. And of all those plans, every person fighting a form of IBD reacts differently.

So what can we do?

First thing’s first: Take Steps! The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America hosts walks all across the country to raise awareness and funds for all forms of IBD. This Saturday, June 10, 2017, you can participate in our very own walk in Royal Oak.

Join the Center for Digestive Health as we sponsor a Take Steps walk for the cure in Meininger Park. Along with the walk is a festival full of activities and sponsors with additional information. Check in and the festival begin at 9am, the walk itself starts at 10:30am. All age levels are welcome.

What will the walk support?

Groundbreaking research, empowered patients, and wise investments, all with the goal of furthering research and getting closer to a cure.

“Our research is unprecedented and has significant potential to directly transform IBD patients’ well-being. We are incredibly proud of the work our researchers do each and every day,” says the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “Our national and local programs and services are designed to provide patients of all ages and their loved ones with helpful information to better manage their disease while providing a supportive forum to share experiences and concerns, and connect with others.”

The fundraising is as easy as it comes. Register for the walk, and convince a few close friends to give as little as $16 each. You can also organize a team for the event, to up the awareness and the cash flow to the organization. Bring your kids, friends and pets to enjoy the day’s festivities.

For more information, visit the CCFA’s FAQ page regarding the race, learn more about what Crohn’s and Colitis are, and have a look at specifically where the money goes, so you can rest assured that your efforts are in the right place.

We hope to see you there!


September is ovarian, thyroid, blood cancer awareness

Help raise awareness for all types of cancers during September.

September is dedicated to raising awareness on a slew of cancers, including ovarian, thyroid and blood cancers.

September is a big month for raising awareness. This year, cancer.org has put several cancers in the spotlight, including ovarian, thyroid, and leukemia and lymphoma.


The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has partnered with the Dr. Oz Show in 2015 for their “Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer” campaign. You can view clips from the show and find articles and blogs about the fight against the disease on the site.

Ovarian cancer isn’t detectable with a standard pap smear. But there are tests your doctor can do to specifically look for the disease. The NOCC has a list of risk factors and preventive recommendations that you can talk to your doctor about.

The NOCC also wants folks to know that family history isn’t everything when it comes to ovarian cancer. “Most cases of ovarian cancer are sporadic, meaning they occur in women who do not have a family history of ovarian cancer.”

Get more information about detection, prevention and treatment.


Sponsored by ThyCa, the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, this initiative is convincing people to “Get a Neck Check” in an effort toward early detection.

According to ThyCa, more than two-thirds of people with thyroid cancer are women and the disease can affect people of all ages. “Early detection is important, because some thyroid cancers are aggressive and difficult to treat,” says ThyCa.

Leukemia and Lymphoma 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has dubbed September “Blood Cancer Awareness Month.” They’ve set a fundraising goal of $400,000 for the month. And they aren’t just dedicated to curing Leukemia and Lymphoma. They’re reaching for Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma too.

“LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services,” says their mission statement.