Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join the movement and help us find a cure by participating in CCFA's largest fundraising event, Take Steps. In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission. We need your help, register your team today for the Fall Take Steps Walk season in Albuquerque or Tucson. To find out more information watch the 2014 Take Steps video.
Take Steps Albuquerque - September 20, 2014 - Altura Park
Take Steps Tucson - October 18, 2014 - Brandi Fenton Park
Family Support Groups
-Mesa, AZ-4th Wednesday, monthly-6:30-8:00pm- Cardon Children's Medical Center
-Phoenix, AZ-2nd Tuesday, monthly-6:30-8:00pm- Phoenix Children’s Hospital
-Albuquerque, NM-contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more informationAdult Support Groups
-Tucson, AZ-1st Tuesday, monthly-7:00-8:00pm- The University of Arizona
-Mesa, AZ-2nd Thursday, monthly-7:00-8:00pm-Banner Desert Medical Center
-Glendale, AZ-4th Wednesday, monthly-7:00-9:00pm- Arrowhead Physician’s Plaza
-Albuquerque, NM-3rd Sunday, odd numbered months-2:00pm-Presbyterian Kaseman HospitalYoung Professionals Group
-Phoenix, AZ-3rd Thursday, monthly- Welcomes 18-40 year olds - contact YPG.CCFASouthwest@gmail.comOnline Support Group
-24/7 supportClick Here For More Information On Support Groups
Young Professionals Group in the Community!
This month the Young Professionals Group represented CCFA at the Arizona Diamonbacks Community Clubhouse. YPG also enjoyed the game with donated tickets, a great time was had by all.
-August 14th-6:30pm-CCFA Southwest Chapter Office
-August 21st-6:30pm-CCFA Southwest Chapter Office
If you would like to join YPG contact YPG.CCFASouthwest@gmail.com
August 27th at 7PM for "Treatment Approaches in IBD: Finding Your Best Path
Location: Aloft Hotel (1900 East Speedway Tucson, AZ 85719)
Featuring: Sasha Taleban, MD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Arizona Health Science Center (AHSC)
Treatment Approaches in IBD: Finding Your Best Path will provide the latest information on treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Topics will include:
- Risks and benefits of medication, surgery, and integrative treatments in IBD
- Impact of treatment adherence on disease management and quality of life
- Talking with your health care team about your treatment plan
Local CCFA Webinars
- August 26th - Albuquerque, NM - Nutrition and IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids
- August 27th - Tucson, AZ - IBD Treatments: FInding Your Best Path
- October - Glendale, AZ - Take Charge: Managing IBD Decisions
- October 25th - Phoenix, AZ - Nursing Perspectives: Management of Imflammatory Bowel Disease
- November 15th - Phoenix, AZ - 1/2 day Patient Education Day
For years, our chapter has provided live education events where patients, family members, and the general public can come to learn about various aspects of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis from local IBD specialists. We are excited to announce that we are now able to live stream these education events
for those who are too sick or live too far away to attend these presentations.
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and eNewsletter for specifics on how to sign up for the events you are interested in:
And, don’t miss our webcasts from our national office. Past webcasts are archived here.
90% of your cells, aren’t you!
Those cells are the bacteria and viruses that make up the human microbiome. CCFA’s research has identified a link between IBD patients’ genes and the composition of their gut bacteria. This can lead to new strategies to treat and prevent IBD.
Check out the new Pathways To Cures: The Microbiome video.
Fry's Community Rewards Program
It's that time of year again! To re-enroll in the 2014-2015 Fry's Community Rewards Program. Click here to re-enroll.
Fry's grocery stores have a Community Rewards program where Fry's customers can sign up online and a percentage of their grocery bill will go to their selected charitable organization. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Southwest Chapter is one of these organizations.
Please encourage your friends and family to go online and sign up