Monday, June 8, 2009

Racing for a Cause

Allegheny graduate Katie Kuba is running her first half-marathon. A noteworthy goal, especially to those of us of the more sedentary persuasion. However, she has a larger goal than just finishing the race: Kuba aims to raise $5,000, awareness of Crohn’s disease.

She will run the Napa to Sonoma Valley (Calif.) Half-Marathon on July 19 as a member of Team Challenge, an athletic arm of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America which raises funds for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research. That cause is near to the heart of Kuba, a former Allegheny runner who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in April 2008.
“What I want people to know is what I’m still trying to convince myself of — that you can still have a normal life with Crohn’s disease. It’s not an easy thing to deal with, it’s not easy to talk about and it’s embarrassing, but you can’t keep it to yourself.”
Read the story, "Racing for a Cause" by Andrew Reiner in the Buckhannon Record Delta.

To join Kuba’s fundraising effort through Team Challenge and the CCFA, visit her donation page.

For the complete article see the 06-05-2009 issue.

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