Welcome and thank you for visiting the David Garrard Foundation Website. The Foundation's focus is on three main areas, all of which are personal to David and his family.

Crohn's & Colitis

David Garrard was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2004

Why Crohn's

Diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2004, David Garrard had surgery later that year to remove 12 inches of his small intestine. Since that time, he has made a remarkable recovery and aims to increase awareness of the painful disease that affects more than 1.4 million Americans. David and his wife, Mary, spent last summer touring Camp Oasis, a residential camp for children with IBD. To learn more about David’s experience with Crohn’s and Colitis, click here

Pro Quarterback David Garrard Aims to Score Big For Crohn's Disease During the 2009 Football Season - Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. Donates $10,000 to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Each Time Garrard Scores

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CCFA and David Garrard Host CCFA Sunday with the Jaguars on November 14.

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Breast Cancer

Awareness, Education, Research and Support

Breast Cancer Awareness

Like many people around the world, David Garrard lost his mother to breast cancer. He was only 16 years old at the time and one of four children living in Durham, North Carolina. Today, his foundation aims to support breast cancer research and help children who have a family member battling breast cancer.

Join Mary and David Garrard in Supporting Crucial Catch

Join the David Garrard Foundation in supporting the new Hill Breast Center Learn more

Breast cancer month isn't a passing fad for Jaguars' David Garrard Learn more

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

Encouraging youth to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

Throughout his life, David has been taught to listen to his body. “During my mother’s battle with breast cancer, it made me more conscientious about my health and the health of my family,” said Garrard. “My mother always talked about her illness and wanted us to take care of ourselves. She helped prepare us for her death through communication.” Today, more than ever before, Garrard is committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise and good nutrition. The David Garrard Foundation aims to support programs and events that encourage youth to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.

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