Our Story

Athletes vs. Crohn’s & Colitis was founded in January of 2017 by Larry Nance Jr. and Noah Weber.
Both Larry and Noah were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during their adolescent years, both were aspiring
athletes and both sought mentors with Crohn’s disease who reached their athletic potential.

Together they hope to connect young people afflicted with Crohn’s and colitis to athletes to inspire and mentor.

Click here to read Noah’s impressive story and see how he met Larry Nance Jr,.
Click here
to see Larry’s story and how he became the powerful athlete that he is today.

Why we started Athletes vs Crohn’s & Colitis

Helping High School Athletes with Crohn's or Colitis

AVC Annual Scholarship

AVC Annual Scholarship

The Athlete’s vs Crohn’s & Colitis scholarship is given to a high school athlete “who has demonstrated qualities consistent with the belief that luck is largely a byproduct of persistence, hard work, and positive attitude in tough or unfamiliar situations.”

Noah and Larry recently gave out their second annual scholarship to Hunter Moran, a standout volleyball player at his high school who was diagnosed with Crohn’s at age 13. Their first scholarship went to Joe Contino, a high school senior football player with Crohn’s disease. Both athletes are pictured here with Marla Dubinksy, MD of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai, Noah and Larry.

Congratulations Hunter & Joe for displaying courage, resiliency, and refusal to let IBD hold you back from reaching your goals!