Bank of Nevada Raises Hope and Donations at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Spin Cycle Event

May 15, 2023

LAS VEGAS - Approximately 11,000 families in Southern Nevada struggle with medical conditions related to Crohn's disease and colitis, often referred to as irritable bowel disease or IBD. Among those affected by IBD are several Bank of Nevada team members and their families, which is one of the reasons Bank of Nevada sponsored the 'Spin4 Crohn's & Colitis Cures' event.

The annual spin cycle experience was held at TruFusion in Summerlin where participants take part in one of four 30-minute, high-energy spin sessions under the guidance of a spin instructor. 

Before the event, participants are encouraged to raise funds from friends, family and co-workers supporting the Nevada Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. 'Spin4 Crohn's & Colitis Cures' was held on April 28 and included 114 spin cyclists and 15 teams who raised more than $111,000. Thanks to a generous $100,000 match the Marshall Family Philanthropic Fund provided, the total amount raised exceeded $211,000.

"Funds from this event are essential to what we do and provide to those affected by IBD in Nevada," said Jennifer Campbell, executive director of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Nevada Chapter. "The funds raised at our event will support new and ongoing IBD research efforts and eventually create additional resources for IBD patients in Nevada."

A portion of the funds will go to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV to build future programs and resources for southern Nevadans with IBD. Due to the low number of Southern Nevada physicians specializing in IBD compared with a high number of patients, Campbell says many must travel out-of-state for treatment which is expensive and requires time away from work and family.

The event's top fundraising team was Bank of Nevada which brought in $27,375 in donations. The top individual fundraiser was Bank of Nevada’s Aimee Burford who raised $7,850. Burford’s daughter, Hannah, has suffered with IBD since the age of two. 

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans living with IBD. For over 50 years, we have been inspiring and engaging patients and caregivers in the country’s largest IBD community and helping to dramatically accelerate the pace of research by breaking down traditional barriers to patients, data, funding, and collaborations. We also provide extensive educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. For more information, visit, call 888-694-8872, or email [email protected]

About the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine

Located primarily within the Las Vegas Medical District, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV graduated its first class of students in May of 2021. Fully accredited, the school currently has 240 medical students, 150 faculty physicians, and more than 300 medical residents and fellows. With a new medical education building opening in 2022, including state-of-the-art medical classrooms and simulation center, the school continues to grow. As one of the most diverse medical schools in the nation, our graduates have been accepted to prestigious residency and fellowship programs throughout the country. Our faculty, students, residents, and fellows have had their research published in peer-reviewed journals that range from the American Journal of Surgery to Cancer Cytopathology. With a group practice, UNLV Health, which provides care to more than 10,000 patients per month in its primary care and specialty care clinics, and its partner hospitals, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is transforming healthcare in Southern Nevada.

About Us

Bank of Nevada

Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, Bank of Nevada is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, Bank of Nevada delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.