K’NEX Brands and The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Take Virtual Steps to Find a Cure

April 12, 2011

K’NEX will donate 10% of online sales to The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation during the month of April

Hatfield, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and K’NEX, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Loveâ“¢, are proud to announce that for the third year they will partner on an initiative to raise critical funds for research and patient programs.

“We are honored to be able to help this tremendous organization,” said Michael Araten, president of K’NEX Brands. “With over 1.4 million Americans, including over 200,000 kids, suffering from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, we are thrilled to provide funds for vital research and education programs.”

The program kicked off on April 1, 2011 on http://www.knex.com, where 10% of online sales during the month of April will be donated to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Donations are accepted with or without making a purchase. In addition, a team of K’NEX Brands employees will be participating in the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis events in Philadelphia. For more information about the program and how you can help, please visit the Take Steps information page and http://www.ccfa.org

About the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Founded in 1967, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization with the mission to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Today, the organization has grown to 40 local chapters, with more than $150 million raised and invested in research for a cure. This funding has enabled many groundbreaking treatments, improved the quality of care for individuals with these conditions, and brought hope to countless lives. For more information, please visit http://www.ccfa.org

About K’NEX Brands

Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com.


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