Crohn’s & Colitis Fundraising Antique Car Show Event

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Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 3:32 PM EDT
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(WBNG) - On July 31, the Broome County Community for Crohn’s and Colitis will host a community fundraising event that will feature an antique and classic car show.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) consists of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These autoimmune diseases do not yet have a cure.

Event volunteer Jackie Stapleton said that nationally there are 3.1 million people who are impacted by this disease and more than 2,000 patients who live in the Broome County region.

“I wanted to bring the IBD community together because it’s not something that’s talked about that often,” said Event Coordinator Rory Sission, “So I thought it would be amazing to bring everyone together, show them they are not alone, and bring those connections together.”

“I think it’s important for somebody living with a condition like this to give them a platform to demystify the illness and just let them know they are not alone,” said Stapleton, “And it’s also an event for caregivers too who are alongside the patients through their journey.”

The family-friendly community fundraising event in support of IBD patients and caregivers in Binghamton and surrounding areas will feature live music, raffle baskets, 50/50, lawn games, as well as the antique and classic car show.

Pre-registration for vehicles is $15 dollars, $20 the day of.

For those attending the event, there is no charge.

All proceeds will be donated directly to support the mission of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

The event will be held Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beer Tree Brew in Port Crane.

To learn more, visit their Facebook page: ‘Broome County Community for Crohn’s and Colitis’

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