February 3, 2008

Thank You to the Jersey Boys Family from Irene and Buz Eizen!

February 3rd, 2008

Dear Jersey Boys Family,

On Sunday, January 27, two hundred fourteen volunteers from three separate chapters of The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America as well as a team of National Board members in which we participated, walked collectively almost 3000 miles and raised over $1,000,000 to provide research funds in an effort to eradicate Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

With your help, financial support and encouragement, we too completed the half marathon, raising over $28,000, which represented the third largest amount raised of the 214 participants.

Thanks to you, we were empowered and motivated to succeed. The Jersey Boys community has been a key part of this success. Your comments, phone calls, donations and constant encouragement were the greatest SIGN to Buz and me that it was your MISSION that we succeed.

With special thanks,
Irene and Buz Eizen


  1. Irene & Buz:

    Where there’s a will…there’s always a way.
    The both of you made this happen for CCF in 2008 and should definitely be very proud!

    Thanks for sharing the winning photos…I will treasure your SMILES!

    You Are Simply the Best!

    Comment by NewJerseyLasagna — February 3, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  2. Way to go, I & B! Nothing like setting a goal and meeting it or beating it. Congratulations! By the way, in those photos you look like you’re ready to go another 13.1. You had those staged and taken on another day, right? ;-)

    Comment by stubbleyou — February 3, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  3. Irene & Buz, this is the greatest award you can get. This is the ‘Marathon/Fundraising Hall of Fame’. All those other ones- you can buy that $h*t. But you can’t buy this. You know why? Because this is from the people… your people- the people you’ve been considerate of, the people you’ve treated like family, the people you have worked on behalf of, all the people you’ve loved, included and inspired.

    Thanks for allowing us to follow your progress, commitment, hard work and dedication through this endeavor. I trust you’ll both be inspiring us many more times in the future. All the best!

    Comment by Audrey — February 3, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

  4. Audrey,

    I am tearing up – really. Thank you for your beautiful comments. It was wonderful, as always, being with you today.


    Can’t wait to meet you in April, just nine months away.


    Thank you for your support, encouragement and phone call the day of the marathon. See you in February.

    You are all gifts in my life. Love, IE

    Comment by irene eizen — February 3, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

  5. So glad I had a small part in your success! As Stub U said, you two look great!!

    Comment by Jan Haas — February 4, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

  6. You two are amazing , Irene and Buz; always thinking of others, and using your incredible energy and talent for good causes. Congratulations and thank you!


    PS. Great pictures!

    Comment by Pamela — February 5, 2008 @ 11:29 am

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