Spring Walks are rapidly approaching and we’re ramping up for our Fall walks as well! There are a lot of exciting things coming up for our Northwest walks that you don’t want to miss out on:
Seattle Take Steps Sounders Fundraising Contest: From April 15th to May 15th every $150 a registered Western Washington Take Steps participant raises will get them entered into a drawing to win four Sounders Suite tickets to the May 31st Sounders match against Real Salt Lake! The more you raise, the more entries you will earn!
Brand New Incentive for Portland Walkers! - Raise $250 on your personal fundraising page and receive a Deluxe Ride Bracelet for Oaks Amusement Park! Unlimited rides the day of the walk! Take Steps Portland - Sunday, May 18 -Oaks Amusement Park @ 2pm
Fundraising is off to a great start, but we need YOUR help to reach our fundraising goals. You can join the fun by registering for the Take Steps walk in your area and raising funds to support CCFA’s mission! Register for a walk at www.cctakesteps.org.
Our 2014 educational programs are off to a great start, with record numbers of attendees at events around the region. Earlier this month, the Seattle area conference was held at Shoreline Community College where 12 knowledgeable providers spoke about all different aspects of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (pictured here). This event had a record number of attendees: 221 people from around Washington State! The Portland conference last month featured six top GI providers and attracted 135 patients and their loved ones. CCFA held evening programs in Richland, WA and Springfield, OR where attendees were eager for information and to meet one another. We’re looking forward to events in Boise, Anchorage, and a program on clinical trials in Seattle to wrap up our spring education programs.
Q: Where can I learn about the latest advances in IBD research, in layman’s terms?
A: On April 30 at 5 PM Pacific, CCFA is hosting “Advances in IBD: A Review for Patients,” a webinar that will provide an overview of the most important clinical research discussions including surgery for IBD, progress in the area of genetics and the microbiome, as well as a look at the future of IBD care. Participants will hear from a leading expert in the field of IBD research and have the opportunity to ask questions. Register now. Also, learn about research success here or see a more comprehensive list of research news in the News Archive.
It’s not too late train with Team Challenge and then experience a world-class event in the heart of California's wine country. The Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon is happening on July 20, 2014. This event is sold out to the general public but Team Challenge still has a few spots left! Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to help find a cure for Crohn's and colitis AND participate in this exclusive event.
Contact your local Endurance Manager today to start training with the best in the Northwest!
CCFA Northwest has a variety of programs planned for 2014. Be sure to regularly check our website event page for updates on how you can stay connected!
We’ve got new support groups starting up around the chapter and fascinating speakers lined up at upcoming meetings. Click here to find the support group in your area!