2016 Award Recipients
Todd & Amy Goldberg
Todd and Amy Goldberg are no strangers to the debilitating nature of digestive diseases. Crohn’s disease has affected Amy’s family for multiple generations, including Amy herself, who was diagnosed at age 16. While the Goldberg’s believe in aiding charitable causes as a whole, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America has been the beneficiary of years of the couple’s support.
Todd, a full-time obstetrician, has participated with Amy on every Take Steps South Florida event for the past five years. Additionally, they attend and support the annual Book of Hope luncheon and the annual CCFA Comedy Night. A self-proclaimed “behind-the-scenes” volunteer, Amy finds the greatest benefit of supporting CCFA is being around others who, while affected by digestive diseases themselves, all have different perspectives to share, along with one united goal: finding a cure.
Todd especially appreciates the annual Comedy Night for not only the funds it raises each year towards finding a cure, but most importantly for the awareness it brings to the community. While other diseases, such as breast cancer, have become publicly discussed in recent decades, Todd feels that digestive diseases still hold a stigma of embarrassment. Until everyone can freely discuss the impact of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis it won’t be as easy to raise funds and support towards finding a cure. Comedy Night, to the Goldberg’s, “takes digestive diseases, which are a negative, and turn them in to a positive. It helps bring Crohn’s and colitis into the spotlight, and everyone leaves happy.” Thanks to the continued and enthusiastic support of volunteers like Amy and Todd Goldberg, the goal of finding a cure is closer than ever.