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DONATE TO THE CROHN'S/COLITIS GRANT FUND
Your Donation enables Crohn's/Colitis patients to receive the CAM treatments needed to fight this debilitating disease.
100% of all Crohn's/Colitis patients experience the disease as a lifelong condition. Your donation enables them to help force the disease into remission.
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Where the Money Goes
All donations are for patient alternative medical health care.
Crohn's/ Colitis (IBS) is a chronic disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the colon. IBS is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
1. About 1.6 million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).1 This figure includes about 780,000 people with Crohn’s disease and another 907,000 with ulcerative colitis.1 Researchers have estimated that 6 to 15 new cases of Crohn’s disease are diagnosed per 100,000 people each year.
2. Several studies have shown that Crohn’s disease is becoming more common in children and adults in the United States. In 2004-2005, 43 children and 214 adults per 100,000 people had Crohn’s disease and 27 children and 235 adults per 100,000 people had ulcerative colitis.
3. The total cost of Crohn’s disease in the United States is about $3.6 billion each year.
4. The average yearly medical expenses per patient is $7,948, with hospitalization accounting for the largest portion (37.6%) of those costs and medications making up 27.5% of the total expenses.
If there are not enough patients within a category, eFund will disburse funds to other campaigns in need.
Frequently Asked Questions
eFundYourHealth differs from other crowdfunding sites in that we also have a parallel process which allows corporate and individual donors to contribute to a Global Healing Fund pool designed to assist individuals in meeting their financial needs for their treatment and care.
Unless specified, your donations go directly to eFundYourHealth's general fund which is available for any patient. If you would like to donate for patients with specific illnesses, click on the disease heading to donate here. Add link: https://efundyourhealth.org/campaigns/ As a Global Healing Donor you receive a tax deduction, but you will not be able to specify the patient that receives financial assistance. Donations made to a specific patient are considered a gift and are not tax-deductible, per IRS regulations. You are still free to donate directly to any patient campaign - this donation is not tax-deductible.
eFundYourhealth distributes Global Healing money by allocating the Global Healing raised to each person who starts a campaign at eFundYourhealth, according to availability. The grant amount can be viewed in a pop-up banner by the patient when they start a campaign. Patients start a crowdfunding campaign on eFundYourHealth, and at the end of the campaign, they receive a supplement to the money they raise in their campaign.
Simply choose Global Healing Fund by clicking the ‘Give Now’ button. You can enter the amount of your donation, then proceed to the checkout page.
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Please contact us directly for ways in which eFundYourHealth can demonstrate your generous support to those in need.
Yes, we do accept donations from outside the USA. eFundYourHealth is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), incorporated in the USA. Our USA Tax ID # is 43-3705168. When you donate to a Matching Fund, you will receive an automatic receipt from the transaction as proof of your donation for tax purposes. As each individual’s situation is different, be sure to verify the donation as tax deductible with your tax advisor and/or country of origin.
Yes. eFundYourHealth uses 8% of the Global Healing Fund donation to help cover some of the organization’s operational expenses. This includes credit card fees. Global Healing Fund donors have the option to increase their donation to cover these fees as well.
eFundYourHealth sends a debit card to the Patient. This debit card can only be used for complementary, alternative, or integrative care. Every transaction contains a category code. Our debit cards are set to only approve codes within these approved medical needs. Read more here.
Yes! Please let us know how you would like to donate. We can receive checks and direct bank transfers.
Patients can create a campaign twice per year.