K’NEX Brands & The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Take Virtual Steps To Find A Cure

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

We are honored to be able to help this tremendous organization

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, an international leader in the construction toy industry, are proud to announce that for the second 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 250,000 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, 2010, on http://www.knex.com where 10% of online sales in April will be donated to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Additional 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.com

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. Under its brand umbrella, are K’NEX, KID K’NEX, Sesame Street pre-school construction toys, Lincoln Logs, and its Rodon manufacturing subsidiary. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX seeks to build young minds with its exciting product line and critically acclaimed K’NEX Education program. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com http://www.knexeducation.com and http://www.rodongroup.com.


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