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Our Mission

The mission of the C3RF is to help improve the quality of life of people coping with the challenges of digestive disorders by providing resources, answers and solutions for their specific needs.

Our Vision

The Crohn’s, Colitis, Cancer International Research Foundation’s (C3RF) vision is a world without Crohn’s, Colitis, and Gastrointestinal Cancers.

About the Founder – Richard O’Hamill


The founder of the Crohn’s, Colitis, Cancer International Research Foundation, Richard O’Hamill, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1998 and lived with the disease for ten years. He received multiple treatments and eventually had surgery in 2008, which removed his colon. His personal struggle and experience with the disease inspired him to establish this foundation. His goal is to provide reliable and accessible research and treatment information to others who have been diagnosed. 

The information available on digestive disorders can be overwhelming, and many people get lost in the shuffle of paperwork instead of getting the critical answers they need. O’Hamill hopes to do the heavy lifting of information gathering for those affected.

This will help people suffering from these digestive disorders filter out unnecessary information and know exactly what they can do for their disease and best treatment options available. This will hopefully lead to quicker treatment and make it easier for people to figure out where they can get treated as soon as possible.