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Team Intestinal Fortitude was formed in 2010 as a fundraising effort for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation ("TIF" or “The Foundation”), which was founded in 1967.  Within the past years, it has grown to be the most successful fundraising committee in the Foundation's history. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronically painful, medically incurable diseases that affect over 3.1 million American children and adults. The cause of these diseases remain unknown, however the effectiveness of recently developed treatment methods and steady advances in research bring us closer to finding a cure.
Members: Jake Marcus, Jonathan Adams, Carol Augustyniak, Sean Grover, Carol Lang, Stephen Marcus, Tim Savard and Brian Teague.

CROHN'S AND COLITIS AWARENESS WEEK - DECEMBER 1-8, 2019!
 
 
 
Order Your Restroom Access Card Today!
Order Your Restroom Access Card Today!
BREAKING NEWS: The Massachusetts Attorney General releases infographic on Massachusetts Restroom Access for people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Recently, in addition to its mission above, TIF has been advocating for greater awareness and better enforcement of the "Restroom Access Bill" in Massachusetts.  In 2011, TIF assisted with the passage of HB2366, which is an Act Relative to the Public Access of Private Restrooms.  Namely, the "Restroom Access Bill" requires retail establishments to allow individuals access to their restrooms if they are suffering from Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or other medical conditions that require immediate access to a restroom facility. 

The person seeking access to the restroom must have documentation, usually in the form of a card that reads "I CAN'T WAIT."   If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining a FREE "Restroom Access Card," you can order one through our website at the following page: https://intestinalfortitude.org/page.php?groupingID=custom_form_6 or click on the "Restroom Access Card" link on the side menu of this website.
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WHY ARE WE SEEKING FOR GREATER AWARENESS AND BETTER ENFORCEMENT OF THE RESTROOM ACCESS BILL???
Recently, TIF co-founder, Stephen Marcus, was featured in an opinion article in The Boston Globe after he was denied access to a restroom at a Starbucks in Boston even AFTER he presented his "Restroom Access Card".  Although embarrassed, Stephen has been passionate about spreading the word about Starbucks' unlawful violation in order to ensure this does not happen again to anyone else.   See the whole article below:


A Crohn's disease sufferer asked to use a Starbucks bathroom.  He was denied, but that's illegal
Check Out the "Restroom Access" tab on our Main Menu in order to learn more about the applicable Massachusetts Law.  Similar laws have now been passed in 17 states.
CONGRATULATIONS to TIF's own, Stephen Marcus and Jake Marcus, on recent awards related to their involvement with TIF!!!

Stephen Marcus was named Man of the Year and honored at the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of New England's Annual Fete Event.

Jake Marcus was named Young Professional of the Year and honored at Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of New England Young Professionals Group's Annual Night in White Event.
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