Margaret Suanne Bone – Running for a Cure

Margaret Suanne Bone

Margaret Suanne Bone

TACDL executive director Suanne Bone supports Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

LEBANON, Tennessee – May 15, 2013 – Margaret Suanne Bone, executive director of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), is an avid supporter of causes in support of curing and managing Crohn’s disease. Margaret Suanne Bone and her entire family are active in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), an organization that advocates for research into both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions that impact hundreds of thousands of Americans.

at advocates for research into both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions that impact hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Suanne Bone has a personal reason to support these causes: Her brother suffers from Crohn’s disease. In honor of her brother, Margaret Suanne Bone has participated in two half-marathons, one in Tennessee and one in California. Participating in marathons is a great way for Bone to indulge her love of running while supporting a good cause.

As Margaret Suanne Bone explains, Crohn’s disease occurs when the gastrointestinal tract becomes inflamed, caused by a mix of genetics and environment. Symptoms are often related to bowel movements, with diarrhea and frequent stomach upset present. Symptoms often strike a person between adolescence and his or her early 30s, notes Margaret Suanne Bone, which can dramatically interfere with the ability to live a normal life.

Although much is known about Crohn’s disease, Margaret Suanne Bone has found that much remains to be discovered. While in recent years researchers have been able to narrow down a cause, CCFA emphasizes that research is still underway to find specific factors that contribute to the disease. This research is supported in part by funds raised by CCFA, emphasizing the importance of helping the organization in all it does.

CCFA isn’t the only organization Margaret Suanne Bone supports. As an active member of her local Presbyterian church, Bone participated in a Habitat for Humanity project to build a home for a family in need. Margaret Suanne Bone also serves as treasurer for her church’s board of deacons. When she isn’t busy helping criminal defense attorneys in Tennessee, she works hard in her local community, having served on both the tourism committee and as chairman of her local Rotary club’s fellowship committee. In that role, Bone helps generate social events that bring members of the community together.

In her personal time, Margaret Suanne Bone enjoys spending time with her family and cooking great meals. She stays active by regularly exercising, in addition to running.

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