Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis was founded in January of 2017 by Larry Nance Jr. and Noah Weber. Both were diagnosed with Crohn’s during their adolescent years and both were aspiring athletes who sought mentors who reached their athletic potential. Together they show that chronic illness doesn’t have to hold you back from reaching your goals.
We were honored to present these world class facilities with checks for $25,000:
The annual AVC Scholarship is given to
a high school athlete attending college full-time who is undergoing treatment at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York or Cleveland Clinic. Applicants need to demonstrate qualities that show luck is largely a byproduct of persistence, hard work, and positive attitude in tough or unfamiliar situations.
From golf outings to 3-on-3 basketball tournaments to hosting pediatric IBD patients and their families at some of Larry’s NBA games throughout the season for a night of dinner and basketball, Athletes vs Crohn's is following their goals to raise awareness and direct funds towards research and a cure for Crohn’s and colitis.
“Whatever your goals are, whatever your passion is, you follow it. You let your mind lead and let your body follow. Don’t let Crohn’s hold you back.” – Larry Nance, Jr.
Each week we recognize a special young athlete on social media battling IBD and refusing to let their disease hold them back from reaching their goals both on and off the field/court.
Have an athlete that you would like to nominate for Teammate of the Week? Click on the button to fill out the nomination form.
The mission of AVC is to raise awareness of Crohn’s and colitis in the adolescent population and help
children realize their athletic potential despite being diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Athletes vs Crohn's & Colitis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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