Philadelphia - Warren Chaiken, president/COO of Almo and his wife Diane are chairpersons of the 37th Annual Ball, "Got Guts Gala" that benefits Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
The Almo executive is looking for support from the industry for the Gala, the premier fund-raising event of the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), will be held at The Simeone Automotive Museum (
) in Philadelphia.
In a statement the Almo executive explained that the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the only national voluntary health organization that sponsors research into the cause of and cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Approximately 1.4 million people suffer from these often debilitating and potentially life-threatening chronic intestinal diseases. The diseases can change lives, halt plans and shatter families. For children, issues can include arrested growth, repeated surgeries, and severe psychosocial issues. For adults, these issues can mature into continued hospitalizations, ongoing lifestyle issues and medical complications such as arthritis, autoimmune conditions, or an increased risk of cancer.
To support this year's Got Guts Gala by buying an ad in the event's e-journal or purchasing subscriber tickets, which do not include an ad, contact Chaiken at