For the seventh year the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Alabama/NW Florida Chapter is hosting Casino for a Cause, a fundraising benefit night.
The event will be tonight, Thursday, November 9th at 6 p.m at Regions Field and will include a silent auction, wine pull, and opportunities to support the Foundation's research and programs for people living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two inflammatory bowel diseases that are painful, debilitating digestive diseases affecting more than 1.6 million American adults and children, including an estimated 80,000 patients under the age of 18.
Approximately 80,000 children under eighteen throughout the United States are living with one of these diseases, including fourteen-year-old Linden Cundiff of Vestavia Hills. Linden was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2014. To help her learn to make the best of life with her disease, Linden's parents signed her up for Camp Oasis, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's summer camp for kids with IBD. Camp Oasis has completely changed her outlook for the better and helped her to meet other kids just like her. Linden will be sharing her story at Casino for a Cause as a way to thank guests and show them how their donations truly make an impact on patients.