Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP joins the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter for an evening of elegance at the 2013 “An Evening of Hope”. The dinner gala will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. The event will feature delicious food and drinks, an exciting silent auction and the presentation of the 2013 Hope Award – to providing hope & inspiring action.
What is Crohn’s?
Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.
Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 700,000 Americans. Men and Women are equally likely to be affected, and while the disease can occur at any age, Crohn’s is more prevalent among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.
The causes of Crohn’s Disease are not well understood. Diet and stress may aggravate Crohn’s Disease, but they do not cause the disease on their own. Recent research suggests hereditary, genetics, and/or environmental factors contribute to the development of Crohn’s Disease.