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CCFA - Providing Hope. Inspiring Action.

 HAPPY NEW YEAR from the

Mid-America ChapterHeader

2013 Mid-America 
Spring Events

Don't miss out on the chance to meet new people, learn something new about IBD and help CCFA raise crucial funds to find a cure!

January 31 - Young Professionals 1st EVER Happy Hour
Roxane in Clayton

Month of February - Team Challenge Information Meeting for Chicago Half Marathon
St. Louis contact Colleen Caul -
Kansas City contact Danielle Russell -

March 9 - St. Louis Patient Education Symposium
St. Luke's Hospital

April 6 - Trivia Night
Maryland Heights Community Centre

May 5 - St. Louis Take Steps Walk
Creve Coeur Lake Park

May 6 - Greg Eble Memorial Golf Tournament
11:30 Shotgun Start
Country Club of St. Albans

June 9th - Kansas City Take Steps
Franklin Park

For more information on these events please visit or
or email us at

Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information on our 3rd party events!

St. Louis Patient Education Symposium:
IBD Inside & Out
Saturday, March 9, 2013
St. Luke’s Hospital
Registration begins 8:00am
*Continental breakfast and lunch will be served

Join us for this comprehensive half day program geared toward newly diagnosed as well as veteran patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  Experts in the field of gastroenterology, psychology and surgery will be presenting.  We are pleased to have Keynote Speaker, Dr. Neelendu Dey with Washington University School of Medicine presenting “Gut Microbes: potential targets in the prevention and treatment of IBD”.

Determined to Keep your New Year’s Resolution this year?

We can help!

Join Team Challenge.

Get Fit, Meet Great People, Travel and... 

Team Challenge is CCFA’s endurance training & fundraising program.  We will train YOU to run or walk a half marathon, while helping to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Team Challenge is recruiting for a brand new event – the Chicago 13.1 Half Marathon (June 8, 2013).  Team Challenge members receive an all expense paid trip to Chicago, professional coaching, weekly group trainings, and so much more!  Interested in learning more about this
life-changing experience?

St. Louis contact:
 Team Challenge Endurance Manager
Colleen Caul or (314) 952-0187
Informational Meetings Listed Here 
Kansas City contact:
Team Challenge Edurance Manager
Danielle Russell or (646) 430-0806

   Take Steps! Be Heard!Header 

Join CCFA and thousands of other walkers when we Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis this spring.  Help us in raising awareness and crucial funds to find a cure by forming a team with friends and family.

Register your team and start fundraising TODAY!

Not sure how to register?  Contact the Take Steps Manager near you for help!

St. Louis Take Steps Walk:

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Creve Coeur Lake Park
Start time: 2:30pm

If you have questions, contact:
Take Steps Walk Manager
Amy Willett
(314) 863-4747 or

Kansas City Take Steps Walk:

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Franklin Park in Prairie Village, KS
Start time: 4:00pm

If you have questions, contact:
Pam Glickman
(646) 457-8865 or

St. Louis and Kansas City have started a competition for bragging rights...who can have the most teams signed up by February 18!  If you sign your team up by February 18, you will be entered into a drawing for a restaurant gift card!  So...sign your teams up!!!

Trivia, Golf & So Much More...Header 

The Mid-America Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America has many special events through out the year.  Don't miss out on our exciting Spring events!
9th Annual Trivia Night
On Saturday, April 6 over 350 people and 50 teams will gather together for a night of raffle prizes, 50/50, silent auction, FREE BEER and of course 10 rounds of trivia!

-Teams of eight (8) people
-$200 per table
This event sells out quickly!
Western Oil Presents
2013 Greg Eble Memorial Golf Tournament
Dust off your clubs!  The tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 5 at the Country Club of St. Albans.

Shotgun start at 11:30am
After 18 holes of golf join us in the club house for cocktail hour, a silent and live auction, the award ceremony and
a delicious dinner!   
For more information on the tournament, please contact Alexandra Rothermel.

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Are you between the ages of 22-36 and looking to get involved in your community?  Here is the perfect opportunity for you!  Join us in the inaugural year of the Mid-America chapter Young Professionals Group. Attend happy hours, join committees and connect with others who have an interest in their community as well!

Our first happy hour will be held on Thursday, January 31 at Roxane's from 5:30pm-7pm.  We will have more information on how to get involved along with happy hour pricing!  

To RSVP for the happy hour please visit our website: 

Third Party EventsHeader
You may be asking...what is a third party event?  Well, a third party event is defined as “individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and schools who want to raise funds on behalf of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America". 
We would love it if you could attend an event or utilize any services where funds are being donate back to CCFA.  

Cocktails for Crohn's
February 28 is the annual Cocktail for Crohn's event.  This year the happy hour will take place at the fabulous ARAKA Restaurant in Clayton.  Check out the website for more information or to purchase tickets!

Crusher Race
This is the first year for the Crusher Race!  If you like to fitness and playing in the mud, this is your event!  The Crusher Race will take place on Saturday, May 4 at Brookedale Farms.  There are a total of three courses ranging from beginner to fitness expert!  Each course will have multiple time slots throughout the day.  Check out the website for more information or to sign up today!  Will you crush it, or will it crush YOU? 

Roofs for Crohn's!
Are you in the market for a new roof for your home or business this year?  Check out GOLD STAR ROOFING & EXTERIORS!  They are partnering with CCFA, and will donate $100 of EVERY residential roof and $500 of EVERY commercial roof to the Mid-America Chapter in 2013!  Contact them at (636) 349-4959 or on the web at  They've been in business for 41 years, are BBB accredited, and are passionate supporters of CCFA!  For more information, contact Amy Willett at or (314) 863-4747.

Need help?


Contact our Information Resource Center: 888.694.8872 or For tips, sharing, and support from other people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, join our free CCFA Community site.

Our mission


To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

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