"As a 16 year old kid I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and after numerous Google searches, I couldn’t find too many athletes that had my disease and share my passion for sports. This cause aims to connect kids with Crohn’s with people in similar positions in higher up athletics – high school, college, professional level. It’s a great cause because it’s going to give athletes the chance to reach out and mentor kids that are in similar situations that they were once in." - Larry Nance Jr.
Athletes vs. Crohn's was founded in January of 2017 by Larry Nance Jr. and Noah Weber. 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.
Both Larry and Noah were diagnosed with Crohn's disease during their adolescent years, and sought out athletes who reached their personal and athletic potential. Together they hope to connect young people afflicted with Crohn's and colitis to athletes to inspire and mentor.
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Your new lucky shirt. The design features an "L" for his first initial, while the number 7 is his basketball number. The "L7" doesn't so much stand for "Lucky #7" like it does in Vegas, but rather his belief that luck is largely a byproduct of your persistence, hard work, and positive attitude in tough or unfamiliar situations.
The campaign ends November 6th at 11:55pm (PST). Shirts do not ship until the shirts are finished being manufactured after the campaign's end. Shirts go into print on November 7th, and will then begin shipping to customers within 10 business days thereafter to leave our facility no later than 11/21/17.
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