Extreme Nutrition To Hold Grand Opening and Health Fair Fundraiser for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
BOCA RATON, FL. – (October 8, 2012) On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Extreme Nutrition (EXN) will host a grand opening and health fair at their new location inside the Missions Bay Shopping Center (20449 State Road 7, Boca Raton) as a fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) A Touch of Football event. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will feature complimentary tasting samples, giveaways from various sports nutrition companies, live demos, and autograph signings from sponsored fitness athletes. Guests can also take a chance on the incredibleraffle. Customers who contribute donations will receive a special prize as well as 30-70% off retail price on all vitamins and sports supplements at Extreme Nutrition.
The community is encouraged to attend this fun-filled event that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Boca Raton, and the surrounding comminutes, as well as create awareness for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other irritable bowel syndrome diseases that affect more than 1.4 million Americans.
“We are very excited to be a sponsor the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s A Touch of Football event,” said Erica Avila of Extreme Nutrition. “Our mission is health and wellness and we very much believe in the efforts of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. We have set a goal for ourselves to collect $7,500 in donations for the cause. This money will support CCFA’s funding of local research programs and support services to families living with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. We are asking the community to join us in supporting these efforts by either attending the event or by hosting a booth at the event with a portion of your proceeds benefitting CCFA. Every dollar raised really does make a significant difference in someone’s life.”
Vendor booths are still available for the event and can be reserved by contacting Erica Avila at 954-455-0033 ext. 602. To make a donation for Extreme Nutrition’s fundraising efforts to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, please visit www.gofundme.com/EXNFightsCrohns.
CCFA’s A Touch of Football event will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium. Teams of 7-15 male or female players will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to compete on an NFL field – a place not many ever step foot on. Following the tournament, players and attendees are invited to a reception which will include a behind the scenes tour of the home of the Miami Dolphins.
For more information on this event, or to learn more about the programs and services CCFA provides, please visit www.cccfa.org or call 561-218-2929.
About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attackanywhere from the mouth to the anus, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with long-term disease. Some 1.4 million American adults and children suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35.
About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 79 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes tomission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit www.ccfa.org.