During the summer of 2014, Chloe Hubbe was inspired to establish the teenage chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Although she is not personally afflicted by these diseases, Chloe’s mother, Dana, suffers from Crohn’s. “Many people don’t realize that patients’ families are also enduring pain; the pain of watching a loved-one suffer and not being able to ease their symptoms,” Chloe expresses.
Motivated to find a cure, she then established the CCFA Teen Group. “My goal for the group is to inform teenagers about what Crohn’s and Colitis are. This knowledge is imperative because the cure lies in the hands of the future generation!”
The CCFA Teen Group frequently plans projects that are aimed to raise awareness, funding, and support for Crohn’s and Colitis. Many of the group’s members are affected by these diseases, whether they suffer themselves or know someone else who has it. The group has raised over $17,000 for Take Steps, a two-mile walkathon dedicated to finding a cure. In order to find out more, visit their website or Instagram page.
Their most recent project has been a charity Yoga class called, “Crohn’s and Colitis Warriors.” Hosted by Tanya Boulton, all the proceeds of this event to go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. It will be taking place at Pure Yoga E. 86 on December 5th from 2-3 pm. More info here!