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Mission Statement

Team Challenge Florida is the endurance training and fundraising division of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The CCFA miision is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases

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THE CCFA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO FINDING THE CURE FOR CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS (UC). THESE GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES AFFECT 1.4 MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING SOME 140,000 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18. EACH YEAR 30,000 NEW CASES ARE DIAGNOSED. THESE DISEASES ARE PAINFUL, HUMILIATING, AND INCURABLE.

MORE THAN 80 CENTS OF EVERY DOLLAR THE CCFA RECEIVES IS DEDICATED TO RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.

THE CCFA HAS PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY $150 MILLION FOR RESEARCH IN THE LAST 30 YEARS INTO THE CAUSES AND CURES FOR THESE DISEASES. THE CCFA IS SUPPORTED SOLELY BY INDIVIDUAL, FOUNDATION, AND CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS. COMPARED TO OTHER FOUNDATIONS DEVOTED TO FINDING CURES FOR DISEASES, THE CCFA IS NOT NEARLY AS WELL-FUNDED PER PATIENT SUFFERING. FOR EXAMPLE, IN 2008, THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY, WITH OVER 30% FEWER PATIENTS, WAS ABLE TO RAISE ALMOST 10 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF MONEY PER PATIENT THAN THE CCFA.

THE CCFA PROVIDES EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR PATIENTS, PHYSICIANS, AND THE PUBLIC. THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE, THEY PROVIDE AN INFORMATIONAL CENTER, OVER 300 ACTIVE SUPPORT GROUPS, AND PUBLISH THE LATEST MEDICAL RESEARCH ON THESE DISEASES. THE CCFA DISTRIBUTES MORE THAN ONE MILLION PIECES OF LITERATURE EACH YEAR, AS WELL AS HOSTS EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS, FORUMS, AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS.

THE CCFA IS AMONG THE TOP RATED CHARITIES BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHILANTHROPY, ONE OF ONLY 6 "A" RATINGS GIVEN OUT OF 44 CHARITIES. THE FOUNDATION ALSO CONSISTENTLY MEETS THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WISE GIVING ALLIANCE.

ESSENTIAL TO CCFA’S MISSION IS THE ONGOING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THROUGH MEMBERSHIPS, EVENTS, SPONSORSHIPS AND OTHER PROGRAMS. TEAM CHALLENGE IS THE CCFA HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM THAT IS A DIRECT MEANS OF BENEFITING CCFA THROUGH THEIR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT CCFA.ORG OR GOTEAMFLORIDA.COM.

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http://www.ccfagolf.com

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