Posted: Jul 19, 2013 7:18 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News
Three men have stopped in Butte during their 1,300-mile trek to raise money for Crohn's Disease.
Nicholas Roach and Jack Chambers have asked a friend to join them on a horseback ride from Jardine, Mont. to Bellingham, Wash.
The trio will be stopping along Interstate 90 and Interstate 5 on their journey.
The cousins decided to start the ride in hopes of raising $100,000for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
There are 7 relatives with the disease between both their families.
"We've just been raised in a family that thinks it's really important to give back to the wide world around you," said Nicholas Roach. "This seemed like a good opportunity to do something unique and adventurous while we're still young, but at the same time really help a cause that's pretty close to our heart.
"Jack has Crohn's Disease and a bunch of our relatives, many of our friends, my roommate in college," he added. "It just made sense to pursue this route of making a difference in the world."
Crohn's disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.
There is a Cowboys vs. Crohn's Facebook page.
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