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Fundraise for Digestive Health

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

If you or someone you know has a chronic digestive disorder, you are not alone. Millions of people of all ages know the profound effect a disorder like gastroparesis, IBS, reflux disease and other functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders can have on daily life – on social interactions, on work or school, on the loss of potential or opportunity.

General understanding of these complex medical conditions has markedly improved over the past 25 years. Yet, much remains to be done to ensure that those affected receive a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care. More clinical education and awareness about these disorders are needed, and science and research investments need to continue or increase so that more and better treatments are developed.

You can help.

You Can Make a Difference

You can start a fundraiser online. It’s easy to provide your friends and family with a way to support something that is important to you. Or, you can make a donation to one of the fundraisers listed below.

You can create your own fundraising webpage through Razoo or another fundraising platform. Then send the link to your contacts; let them know you’re raising money to help people suffering with a chronic digestive condition. Keep it simple, briefly tell your story and ask for support.

Then let us know so we can help you spread the word.    

IFFGD is a nonprofit health education and research organization founded in 1991. By raising awareness, providing education, and supporting and encouraging research, IFFGD works to help every person with a chronic digestive disorder reach their health goals so they may live life to its fullest.

Ways You Can Fundraise for IFFGD

Host an “A-Thon”

Walk-A-Thons, Bike-A-Thons, Bowl-A-Thons, Ski-A-Thons, and similar events are fun and popular pledge-based fundraising opportunities. You can ask participants to form teams, such as family or corporate teams. Encourage participants to collect pledges (either a flat dollar amount or per mile or score) and then get walking, biking, bowling, skiing, or whatever your “A-Thon” is!  

Start a Letter-Writing Campaign

Share your story of how you have been impacted by a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) illness and why research to broaden our understanding of these conditions and develop new and better treatments and one day, cures, is important. Send these letters to your friends, family members, or co-workers with the request to support research by donating to IFFGD. You can even enlist your family members and friends to write their own letters supporting you to help expand outreach.

Launch a Fundraiser on Facebook

Did you know that you can raise money for a cause important to you on Facebook? Facebook makes it easy for you to set up a fundraiser, identify your goals, and promote to your social network.  

Visit Facebook to learn more

Fundraise with Mighty Cause

Mighty Cause (formerly Razoo) is a free online fundraising platform that enables nonprofits and individuals to start fundraisers and share their causes with donors from around the world. Start a fundraiser on Mighty Cause and share the link on social media, with your friends and family, or on your corporate list serve.   

Donate or start a fundraiser with Mighty Cause

Not sure where to start? Check out these active fundraisers from others working to support research through IFFGD.

Guardians of the Complex Fundraiser

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 Fundraiser for IFFGD

Hannah Fundraiser

IBS Awareness Month

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Gastroparesis: Fighting for Change

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Fighting for a cure!


Gastroparesis: Day By Day Research Fund

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 Crafting for Spoons!

Elizabeth Fundraiser

Gastroparesis Research Fundraiser

MelissaMcElfresh Fundraiser

Go With Your Gut 5K Race

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Take A Bite 4 GP!

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First Annual GP Awareness Fundraiser

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IFFGD is a nonprofit education and research organization. Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal disorders.

Our original content is authored specifically for IFFGD readers, in response to your questions and concerns.

If you found this article helpful, please consider supporting IFFGD with a small tax-deductible donation.

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