3rd Annual Climb for Crohn's & Colitis

3rd Annual Climb for Crohn's & Colitis

This will be our third year for the World IBD Day event to raise awareness.

Never Stay Quiet

Never Stay Quiet

Welcome to the Intense Intestines Foundation website. We want all IBD and ostomy patients to Never Stay Quiet.

This is some of IIF founder Brian Greenberg's story.

John Egan Shares His IBD Story

John Egan Shares His IBD Story

John has skied all over the world with Warren Miller and shared his IBD story with the IIF.

Cycling the Big Apple 2014

Cycling the Big Apple 2014

Interested in riding through all five boroughs of NYC, Central Park and many bridges with the IIF?

Please click below for more information on joining our cycling team.

Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner Sarah Brocker

Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner Sarah Brocker

We are happy to announce Sarah Brocker as the IIF's second Intense Intestines Scholarship winner.

Ulcerative Colitis: Can it be Cured? (The IIF’s Position)
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April 17th, 2014

Can ulcerative colitis be cured? The CCFA believes that the removal of the colon for an ulcerative colitis patient is a “cure.” They further describe it as a choice after other medical options don’t work for a patient: “This operation involves the removal of the colon (colectomy). Unlike Crohn’s disease, which … Read More

Intense Intestines Scholarship Update and Schedule
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April 9th, 2014

Over the past few months we have been hard at work preparing to open applications for our next Intense Intestines Scholarship. In addition to announcing that we will begin accepting applications starting Monday, May 5th, we have the privilege to share additional news: The IIF will award TWO scholarships for the … Read More

3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis at The Rock Club
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March 15th, 2014

The Intense Intestines Foundation is excited to invite you to our 3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis event. In honor of World IBD Day 2014, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, May 17th at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY. Similar … Read More

Hope For The Future by Sarah Brocker
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January 8th, 2014

The below post is written by Sarah Brocker, the IIF’s second Intense Intestines Scholarship winner.  I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old and missed 58 days of school that year. At that time, I did not understand the meaning of forever, but I did know that my symptoms were … Read More

Cycling the Big Apple for IBD and Ostomy Awareness
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January 2nd, 2014

The IIF will be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour for the second time in 2014.  This ride is for all ability levels and doesn’t require a large amount of training.  The 40+ mile ride goes through all five boroughs of New York City, by many landmarks, through Central Park … Read More

The IIF’s Second Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner: Sarah Brocker
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December 29th, 2013

The IIF is happy to announce Sarah Brocker as the winner of our second Intense Intestines Scholarship.  Sarah is an amazing twenty year old woman, who has done everything she can to not let her Crohn’s disease keep her from earning her degree. Sarah is currently on TPN therapy and bowel … Read More

My First Complete Semester with Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach
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December 22nd, 2013

I am proud and thankful to say that I have finally made it through an entire semester of college. No surgeries, no major flare-ups, no hospitalizations – just a normal old semester. Or at least as normal as a girl at college with Crohn’s and an ostomy can get. I got … Read More

Will and His Mustache for the IIF
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December 20th, 2013

Hello Everyone, My name is William Drakos. I am 27 years old and work as a paramedic in Bridgeport, CT. Every year during the month of November, many of the men I know grow mustaches under the auspices of raising awareness for men’s health, with November being national prostate cancer awareness … Read More

What Helped Me During My Dark Days with Crohn’s Disease by Brian Greenberg
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December 17th, 2013

I’ve continued to think about how IBD awareness is different for everyone more and more since the end of IBD Awareness Week.  While looking back on my journey with IBD, I began to reflect on what allowed me to take back my life from Crohn’s disease in so many ways and … Read More

Opening Up About My Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach (IIF Scholarship Winner)
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October 14th, 2013

If I was asked to write a piece like this two years ago, I think my response to it would have been completely different, in fact, I am not sure I wouldhave even been able to answer the question at all. “How do I decide to tell people I have Crohn’s … Read More

Intense Intestines Events: Magic and Mischief featuring Vinny DePonto
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October 8th, 2013

Join the Intestine Intestines Foundation for a night of magic, mischief and fundraising! Magician Vinny DePonto will wow you with his mind reading, tricks and illusions while you help raise critical funds for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomy awareness.  I promise you that you’ll leave saying “How did he do … Read More

IBD Is Different For Everyone, Even In The Same Family.
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September 10th, 2013

As an IBD advocate I find myself talking about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis all the time.  Over the past few years I’ve been amazed at how many families have multiple members with an IBD.  My family has two members who are affected by Crohn’s disease.  Not only do I have … Read More

Jennifer Aniston Makes A Comment About Ostomies
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September 4th, 2013

A few weeks ago I was told about something that shocked me. Apparently while being interviewed by Extra, Jennifer Aniston made a comment about a possible friends reunion, saying: “I think we’re getting to the point where we’re going to be friends with wheelchairs and colostomy bags.” While this comment isn’t … Read More

Bob Baker Never Stays Quiet About His Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy
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August 28th, 2013

Bob Baker is a true inspiration.  He’s battled ulcerative colitis for years, lives with an ostomy and also is a cancer survivor. Here is just a portion of his story, which he shared with the Intense Intestines Foundation for our Never Stay Quiet campaign. Never Stay Quiet! To help others with … Read More

Our First Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner: Lauren Beach Shares Some Of Her IBD Story
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August 17th, 2013

​Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Beach and I am so thankful to announce that I am the winner of the first ever-Intense Intestines Foundation Scholarship. I am so blessed to have not only won, but to be the first winner of the scholarship. It is my hope that this scholarship … Read More