MAITLAND, FL (May 22) – McCoy partnered with 27 Community Connection to support the Central Florida Take Steps Road Rally in Maitland, Florida. On May 22, patients, families, care givers and healthcare providers raised $80,000 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF) to find cures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD), Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Over 1.6 million Americans nationally, most diagnosed before 35, suffer from these life-long diseases.
Over 70% of patients who connected with the Foundation reported better quality of life and control of symptoms. Since 1967, the Foundation has invested more than $384 million and in 2020 funded $31 million for over 200 studies internationally.
The Foundation has launched multiple campaigns to help those with IBD recognize symptoms, provide resources to medical treatment, manage symptoms and learn ways to improve their quality of life with the disease.
Resources include public awareness campaigns that relay valuable information, IBD Qorus sites serve pain management tips, a nutrition center studies the effects of food and offers recipes, the single largest data base in the US and research for technologies—such as a gut inflammation monitor that alerts an increase in symptoms.
About McCoy Federal Credit Union
Since 1954, McCoy Federal Credit Union has been a source of financial strength for members. Through a portfolio of innovative financial products and services, along with a culture of exceptional service, the well-being of members, their families and the community always comes first. McCoy serves a membership of over 70,000 at 14 branches across Orange, Lake, Seminole and Osceola counties. At the heart of everything McCoy does is the belief that giving back is an essential part of doing business. Annually, the McCoy Cares program supports local schools, churches and charities through hundreds of events and sponsorships. Experience a better kind of banking with McCoy. For more information, visit www.mccoyfcu.org.