Jun21

Going the Distance for the CCFA

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image_0.jpegby Brett Shamosh

Hey, GI Monitor family! Dewey Thom, known to our GI Monitor family as "the father of buttbook" reached out to me asking if GI Monitor would sponsor his Team Challenge for their upcoming run in Kona. I ran it up the flagpole at my new employer (Medivo) and they said yes! I was super psyched about this (shows their continued support of our community). See below for a blog about this...

Sunday, June 24, is going to be a big day for Dewey Thom and his CCFA Team Challenge running mates on the Big Island, Hawaii. This is the day Team Challenge competes in the Kona Half Marathon to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

It’s also a memorable day for Medivo’s GI Monitor, which has signed on as a Team Challenge sponsor for the 2012 season. The Kona 13.1-mile race is the kickoff of this new sponsorship. Dewey and the CCFA National Team have a “GI Monitor by Medivo” logo on their race-day singlet and on their National Team shirts.

For the Kona race, Thom will be playing an important mentoring role for new Team Challenge participants (he’s sidelined by an Achilles injury that may or may not be related to his IBD treatment, he says). The new Team Challenge runners are either fellow sufferers, those who have loved ones affected by IBD or just people “who are simply interested in completing a half marathon while helping the CCFA in its mission,” Thom says. Continue reading this full post


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