With spring finally upon us, CCFA is busy expanding our efforts to make better treatments for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis a reality.
We are excited that within the first year, The CCFA Genetics Initiative had already discovered at least two genetic
pathways that are targetable by existing chemicals/drugs - one of which has
already proven to be safe in humans. Launched in 2012, The
Initiative is a collaboration of the brightest minds in
genetics research. Working together, this team of world-renowned researchers is
currently leading the way in breakthrough genetic science related to IBD.
Whether you are participating in one of our special events,
Take Steps walks or a Team Challenge endurance event, we thank you for your
support. Every donation helps advance this type of cutting edge research, as
well as supports advocacy on Capitol Hill and helps patients manage their
Nutrition & IBD:
Choices for Adults & Kids
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke
Location: 500 Discovery Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Aware for All: Understanding the Basics
of Clinical Trials
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Holy Cross Hospital
Professional & Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Getting to Know Crohn’s & Colitis
Come join us for coffee & dessert while learning about IBD!
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850
April Fundraising Tip!
Don't be a fool, host a fundraising event!
Game nights, office parties and dress down days are ways to involve your community and
make fundraising fun and easy!
Richmond Take Steps
Sunday, April 27, 2014
North Shore Commons, Innsbrook
Thank you to our Sponsors!
National Capital Area Take Steps
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Washington Monument Grounds
Thank you to our Sponsors!
National Capiial Area Kickoff
There is still time to join us this Sunday, April 6th for the National Capital Area Take Steps Kickoff Party at Comet Ping Pong. SPACE IS LIMITED!
We will be sharing ideas and success stories and providing you
with everything you need to reach your goal!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Team Challenge is still
open to participants interested in running or walking the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half
Marathon and the Jamestown Half Marathon. To learn
more about these programs, please contact Karen Byer at 301-287-8494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Challenge is fundraising!
Fundraiser Night at Flight: Trampoline Park for Team Challenge TRI
Location: 7200 Fullerton Road, Springfield, VA 22150
Date: Wednesday. April 9
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM
RSVP to Kim Teter at: email@example.com or 410-227-5145
Join us for the Inaugural Putt an End to Crohn’s & Colitis Golf
residential camp for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Our 2014 session
will be held at Camp Tall Timbers
in High View, WV from June 17th - 21st.
Online applications are HERE!
Deadline is April 14th, 2014
Those who have registered, please make sure that you have
completed ALL parts of your application.
Questions? Please contact
(412) 823-8272 x2
Seeking Support Group Facilitators:
We are currently seeking support group facilitators for
Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Hampton Roads, VA; Charlottesville, VA; and Winchester, VA. Below includes the roles and responsibilities
of a support group leader.
- Establish frequency and time of meetings; assist
in selecting the meeting site, advertising, recruiting and support group
- At the request of group members, invite guest
speakers on topics of interest. Ensure
all guest speakers are approved by the Education & Support Manager.
- For each meeting, keep track of attendance and
provide this information on the next business day to the Education and Support
- Possess effective communication skills to
encourage, impact and explain often difficult topics in an approachable way.
- Other duties as assigned.