On May 20, the FDA approved the new medication Entyvio™ for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's. Learn more about this new treatment here.
Kick off the NFL season on Sunday, September 7th at the CCFA Flag Football Tournament presented by Point Inside. This is Seattle’s only flag football event that is hosted on the field at CenturyLink, home of the reigning Super Bowl Champions, Seattle Seahawks.
Only 24 teams can compete in this unique fan experience and our field is half full! To be sure your team is there on game day you need to register today. Do you want to join our incredible sponsors or have a question about the tournament? Contact Jennifer O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Q: What role does the microbiome play in inflammatory bowel disease?
A: Our gut microbiota have a key role in IBD, but only a limited number of the enormously complex bacteria, viruses, and fungi that make up this community have been identified, and their functions are largely unknown. Join CCFA Northwest for an educational webinar on Tuesday, July 29 examining the role of the microbiome in IBD! Presenter David L. Suskind, MD was part of a team that recently published a study looking at nutritional therapy in pediatric Crohn’s disease, in particular the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. This is one of the only published scientific studies examining the effectiveness of this diet. Dr. Suskind will discuss the potential role of the fecal microbiome in the development of IBD, the research of fecal microbiome transplant, and the role of diet in treating IBD. Sign up today!
Later this month, Team Challenge participants from Portland and Seattle will travel to the Big Island of Hawaii to walk and run in the 21st annual Kona Half Marathon. Together, they have put in months of training, helped spread awareness in their local communities, and raised over $30,000 for CCFA research and support programs! They, along with dozens more Team Challenge participants from around the country, will proudly sport the coveted bright orange race jerseys in honor of all IBD patients. Each step they take on the 13.1 mile course brings us closer to finding a cure!
The Western Washington Take Steps walk took place on Saturday June 7th, bringing together 750 people and raising over $145,000 (and counting!). There were many people who contributed to the success of the walk this year, from event participants to our amazing volunteers! One of the many fantastic participants and volunteers contributing to the success of the walk this year was Rachael Hutchinson.
Rachael’s involvement with the walk doesn’t stop with participating as a Team Captain. Rachael helped CCFA establish a relationship with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, who has consistently recommit their support to the walk over the years, becoming our largest local sponsor in 2014. In addition to being a Team Captain for the Seattle Take Steps walk this year, Rachael also secured all of the raffle items for the walk and recruited a group of volunteers to help the day run smoothly.Thank you Rachael for being such a great contributor to the ongoing success of the Take Steps walk!
Thank You To Our Western Washington Take Steps Supporters: AbbVie, Shire, Takeda, Everyday Health, Janssen, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Chaplin's Subaru & Chaplin’s Volkswagon, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swedish and Minor & James Medical, Siemens, Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Patient Advocates, Sigma Tau, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Emergent Bio Solutions, Click 98.9, & Movin' 92.5
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! Also, make sure that you like the Northwest Chapter Facebook and are following us on Twitter @ccfanw
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!
Also, be sure to buy your tickets to CCFA Mariners Night on August 8th! Purchase through this special ticket offer to receive discounted tickets and the opportunity to redeem a unique guitar pick set which features CCFA, the Seattle Mariners, Mike McCready & Pearl Jam!