Get your friends, family and co-workers to help us find a cure by participating in the largest fundraising event offered by CCFA...Take Steps. Register your team today for the Fall Take Steps Walk season in Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. In the past 6 years, we have raised over $40 million in the search for cures for these digestive diseases. Watch the 2014 Take Steps video to find out more information.
Denver - Walk Recap
On June 21, over 1,500 people rallied together at City Park to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, raising over $215,000 to raise awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases. CCFA is so thankful for your passion for being part of the 2014 Denver Take Steps Walk. The event would not have been successful without the support from the tremendous team captains, walkers, volunteers and our great sponsors this year. Take a look at the photos from this year’s event.
Don't forget about the Take Steps Appreciation Party on July 24 where the awards will be given out to the teams. Everyone is welcome. We are already in planning mode for 2015 so if you “want in” to plan the largest event for CCFA, contact Mary Catherine at email@example.com. Be part of something BIG...contact us today.
Mark your calendar for the Fort Collins Take Steps Walk on Saturday, September 20 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in City Park!
For more information and to register today, CLICK HERE! To "Like" our page on Facebook, CLICK HERE!
If you're interested in joining the Fort Collins Take Steps Planning Committee, we would love to hear from you! For more detailed information or to learn more about the Walk, please contact Jenny Roope at 303.639.9163303.639.9163 x5 or JRoope@ccfa.org.303-639-9163 x 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats to the Kona Team
Team Challenge would like to congratulate all members of the Kona Team for completing the Kona Half Marathon on June 22. Together, these mighty eight teammates raised over $35,000 for the Rocky Mountain Chapter! Check out the photos from Hawaii.
Good Luck to the Napa Team
Team Challenge would also like to wish all members of the Napa Team good luck as they take on the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 20!
Think Team Challenge might be the program for you? If so, you're in luck - Winter Season is about to begin! FIND OUT MORE HERE
SPECIAL OFFER -Register for Team Challenge's signature Winter event, the Las Vegas Rock n' Roll Half Marathon on November 16th, for only $75. That's $25 off the regular $100 fee! Fundraising covers race entry, 16 weeks of professional coaching, training and race gear, race weekend parties, flights, and hotel stays in Las Vegas. And don't forget - when you Join Team Challenge, you'll help raise critical dollars for research, education, and support programs to help the 1.5 million Americans suffering from Crohn's and colitis. This offer is unbeatable... so come check us out this week!
If Las Vegas isn't for you, we also have two other Winter events to choose from:
- Palm Beaches Marathon & Run Fest - December 7, 2014
- Metro PCS Dallas Marathon & Half Marathon - December 14, 2014
To get started on your way to the finish line, attend one of our upcoming Information Sessions:
July 23rd: 7:00 p.m. at Run Colorado in Greenwood Village
July 29th: 7:00 p.m. at Run House Denver on Tennyson St.
July 31st: 7:00 p.m. at Runners Roost Denver
August 2nd: 9:00 a.m. at Runners Roost Lakewood
August 2nd: 9:00 a.m. at Boulder Running CompanyAugust 4th: 7:00 p.m. Online Webinar and Conference CallAugust 6th: 7:00 p.m. Season Kickoff at CADA in Denver
To find out more about the Team Challenge program or to RSVP for a meeting, contact Team Manager Heidi Dudley at email@example.com or 303-639-9163 x 3.
"Like" the Team Challenge Facebook page by CLICKING HERE
9th Annual CCFA Distinction Awards
This year's honorees are:
The CCFA Distinction Awards, formerly known as the Women of Distinction event, will take place on Thursday, August 14th from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Denver Country Club. Now in its ninth year, this annual luncheon honors community leaders who have contributed to the healthcare industry and beyond. Funds raised from the luncheon support the Rocky Mountain Chapter, with special emphasis on our Camp Oasis children's summer camp program as well as other support services for children and adults.
John S. Sabel Lifetime Achievement:Nelson Mozia, M.D.
Volunteer of the Year: Holly Brown Bowen
Young Professional: Dan & Jodie Skodol
Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,250, individual tickets for $125, and young professional tickets for $75. Sponsorships also available.
To find out more visit the event website or contact Amy Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org x 1.
9th Annual CCFA Golf Classic
The 9th Annual CCFA Golf Classic proved to be a successful event thanks to the great foursomes, sponsors, volunteers, HFTP and host site Omni International Resort. The event could not take place without the hard work and dedication from longtime volunteer Shelley Porak who once again showed that a day on the links is always better than a day in the office. The 2014 event is projecting to raise a record amount for event that will benefit the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CCFA.
Congratulations to the foursome from ASAP Asphalt & Concrete who took home the first place prize. CCFA Camper Trinady Kufeldt assisted with the putting contest and gave a heartfelt speech during the luncheon portion of the day. If you want to be involved in the planning process or participate next year, please contact Jeremy Stern at JStern@ccfa.org to get involved.
Take a look HERE to view photos from the day.
12th Annual IBD Day on the Hill
June 12 marked the 12th annual "IBD Day on the Hill" and 120 advocates headed to Washington, D.C. to share how IBD affects their daily lives. Among the advocates were patients, caregivers, supporters, and members of Congress, including Rep. Ander Crenshaw and Rep. Jim Moran. This year was particularly momentous since CCFA also launched it's first social media campaign, "You Are Not Alone" with their National Council of College Leaders. To learn more about this exciting campaign, CLICK HERE.
Spots are still available at Camp Oasis, running August 3rd-8th. If your child is interested in attending, please contact Emily Curtis at email@example.com 602-734-1392.
If you are a parent who has already completed your child's application, Emily Curtis will be contacting your family throughout the month of July to assist with travel arrangements, missing forms, and any questions you may have.
UPCOMING SUPPORT GROUPS - JULY
Fort Collins - Wednesday, July 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Centers for Gastroenterology (3702 S Timberline Rd. in the Waiting Area)
Salt Lake City - Thursday, July 17th starting at 7:30 p.m. at the IMC (5121 S. Cottonwood St. in Murray, UT Building 7, Classroom 3 & 4)
UPCOMING SUPPORT GROUPS - AUGUST
Lafayette - Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gastroenterology of the Rockies (1000 W. S. Boulder Rd. #200 in the Waiting Area)
Lone Tree - Tuesday, August 12th from 7:0098:00 p.m. at Skyridge Medical Center (South Denver Gastroenterology Office - 10103 Ridgegate Pkwy, Aspen Building, Suite 312)
Denver YPG Group - Thursday, August 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Reiver's Bar and Grill (1085 S Gaylord St.)
Salt Lake City - Thursday, August 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the IMC (5121 S. Cottonwood St. in Murray, UT Building 7, Classroom 3 & 4)
NEW SUPPORT GROUPS
The Rocky Mountain Chapter is also pleased to announce that we will be starting a kids and family group at Children's Hospital Colorado's Aurora campus this fall. Please contact Emily Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining this group.
CCFA Online Support Group
This group connects people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who face similar challenges. This 4-week series consists of weekly chat sessions that cover specific IBD-related topics and allow participants to share their views on each topic. Each 90-minute chat session is guided by a CCFA moderator and each week builds on the previous week as participants get to know each other.
Click to learn more.
CCFA Webcast - What's Best for Me? Treatments in IBD
Please join CCFA on Thursday, July 17 at 6:00 MDT for a new webcast entitled "What's Best for Me? Treatments in IBD." This event will be presented by Dr. David T. Rubin, an author and coauthor of many peer-reviewed articles on IBD outcomes and therapeutics, genetic testing in IBD, and cancer in IBD. Dr. Rubin is also a featured media contact for issues related to IBD, appearing on satellite radio, television, and print media. His principal research interests include novel IBD therapies and outcomes, colon cancer prevention, and clinical medical ethics. His Twitter feed, @IBDMD, is often listed as the most influential "tweeter" at professional meetings.
To register for this webcast, CLICK HERE
Save The Date - Patient Education Day
Mark your calendars for the Rocky Mountain Chapter's Patient Education Day on Saturday, September 20. This half-day event will feature key-note speaker David Rubin, MD, a nationally recognized authority on digestive disease who studies novel therapies for IBD, colon cancer prevention, and clinical medical ethics. Other local experts will present on the topics of gastroenterology, surgery, nutrition, and mental health.
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Address: Colorado Rooms North and South, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (1719 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218)
In April, CCFA and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) launched a new resource for our professional members. ACG & CCFA IBD Circle is the new online (private) community where ACG and CCFA professional members can collaborate, gain expert insight, and expand their knowledge and awareness of key issues related to IBD. Current professional members can log in HERE.
Check out the amazing generosity from a wonderful 14-year-old, Rachael Saghi:
"My name is Rachael Saghi and I am 14 years old. Around 10 years ago, my brother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He has stuggled with this disease ever since. My adventure started when I saw the CCFA newsletter. It talked about some runs going on to raise money for the CCFA. I wanted to do a run but could not since there was not one in Colorado. I was upset by this but determined to help my brother. This is when my mom suggested that I do my own run for charity. I would run and raise money based on pledges I received from family and friends. I ran over a period of six weeks, running a total of 73 miles. I raised $2,400 and am very proud of this accomplishment. I am thankful that my family has so many caring and generous friends and relatives willing to help. I did this to benefit not only my brother but everyone else who suffers from these diseases. I want you to know that there is something we can all do. For me it was an activity I hate, running. For you it may be as simeple as doing a lemonaide stand. There is hope if we all work together."
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is honored to have Rachael's support!!
COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED!
The Rocky Mountain Chapter is in need of energetic, inspired committee members! To volunteer your time for the Take Steps Walk, Young Professional Group, Colorado Powder Classic ski event, A Touch of Football flag football tournament, and more...contact Amy Webb at email@example.com or 303-639-9163303-639-9163 x1.
We cannot continue our pursuit of finding a cure without quality volunteers who want to join us. Please contact Jeremy Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-639-9163303-639-9163 x2.
DONATE TO CCFA
We are in search of interns who are interested in working with us this summer and fall. Positions available include Take Steps Walk Intern, Young Professional Group Intern, Special Events Intern, and Corporate Services Intern. For more information, contact Jeremy Stern at email@example.com or 303-639-9163303-639-9163 x2.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter is forever grateful for generous donors like you!
To donate online, CLICK HERE
To donate one or two laptops to the Chapter, contact Amy Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org