I was surprised at how many people were there! I'd say well into the hundreds...very uplifting! :) They gave purple Mardi Gras beads to the patients and orange to the supporters. There were, of course, a lot more orange than purple. And my heart hurt each time I saw a kid wearing purple beads. That just sucks. I got a visor and T-shirt b/c of the amount I raised (grand total was $1170!). I'll definitely wear my T-shirt...not sure about
how much I'll wear the visor, as I don't wear hats much at all. We had perfect weather for the event...about
80 and sunny!
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).