About

Our Mis­sion Statement:

The Crohn’s Jour­ney Foun­da­tion is a non-profit run for and by indi­vid­u­als with Inflam­ma­tory Bowel Dis­ease (IBD). We pro­vide edu­ca­tion and sup­port to peo­ple with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis. We believe in find­ing a holis­tic bal­ance between soul, body and mind, along­side med­ical treat­ment. We con­nect with each other through meet-up groups, retreats, recipes, arti­cles and social media.

About The Foundation:

HeartLogoThe Crohn’s Jour­ney Foun­da­tion is a non-profit founded by Sarah Choueiry on Decem­ber 2012 with the help of the Foun­da­tion team, Lin­ton Rogers, Kevin A. Barnes and Stephanie Smith. The Crohn’s Jour­ney Foun­da­tion is the IBD* move­ment for com­pas­sion, health and love for your insides.

The Crohn’s Jour­ney Foundation’s goal is to cre­ate a haven all over the world for peo­ple with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis, through our IBD Retreats. The retreats encom­pass a well-rounded, East meets West approach to heal­ing, focus­ing on mind, body, and soul. The retreats allow peo­ple with IBD to relate to oth­ers who truly under­stand the strug­gles that come with hav­ing an inflam­ma­tory bowel disease.

The foun­da­tion is run only vol­un­teers who have IBD, for peo­ple with IBD. 100% of the dona­tions go towards TCJF causes. The major­ity of the money raised ( approx. 90%)  go towards our IBD Retreats, allow­ing us to reduce the cost of admis­sions to our retreats for those with IBD and their loved ones. The remain­der allows us to sus­tain our web site and cover any fees asso­ci­ated with sus­tain­ing our non profit status.

IBD Fact: IBD is one of the five most preva­lent gas­troin­testi­nal dis­ease bur­dens in the United States with over­all health care cost more than 1.7 bil­lion dollars.

Along with the retreats, we also con­nect with the com­mu­nity through our arti­cles and recipe page. The Crohn’s Jour­ney Foun­da­tion arti­cles pro­vide a voice to the IBD com­mu­nity through our panel of IBD writ­ers who vol­un­teer their time to edu­cate and share their Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis sto­ries. The recipe page is filled with deli­cious recipes cre­ated by cooks and chefs that have IBD them­selves, bring­ing to you gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and the major­ity of them are paleo.

Take your time to enjoy The Crohn’s Jour­ney Foun­da­tion and all it has to offer. Please con­sider show­ing your sup­port to make a dif­fer­ence in the IBD World. Love to all your bellies!

*Inflam­ma­tory Bowel Dis­ease = Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis 

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The Crohn's Journey Foundation team...

Ivana Basek

Ivana Basek
Co-President

Courtney Maiorino

Courtney Maiorino
Co-President

Sandra Ledesma

Sandra Ledesma
Marketing

Kevin A. Barnes

Kevin A. Barnes
Technology

Lauren

Lauren Barros
Intern

 
The Board of Directors...

Sarah Choueiry

Sarah Choueiry
Founder | Board Member

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith
Board Member

Lizzie Hammond-Inserra

Lizzie Hammond-Inserra
Board Member

 
The Crohn's Journey Foundation writers...

Amanda Christine

Amanda Christine

Andrew Akhaphong

Andrew Akhaphong, RD

Courtney Maiorino

Courtney Maiorino

Erin Woolridge

Erin Woolridge

Jenna from Healthy Globetrotting

Jenna from Healthy Globetrotting

Joe Schlesser

Joe Schlesser

Juliana Choueiry

Juliana Choueiry

Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

Stephanie Smith

Laura Cox

Martine Partridge

Martine Partridge

Megan Redden

Megan Redden

Randi Howry

Randi Howry

Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

Sarah Iverson

Sarah Iverson

Sharon Doerre

Sharon Doerre

Tara Marie Mendoza

Tara Marie Mendoza