CCFA Program located in a city near you
Register for a free educational event today!
Rocky Mountain Chapter is excited to introduce a series of upcoming IBD
educational programs hosted by CCFA and several medical experts. Register today for these free events throughout
the Region by visiting the Rocky Mountain Educational Webpage.
Save the Date for the Denver Spring Symposium taking place on Saturday,
May 5, 2012. The topics at the programs will cover a variety of issues
including IBD Nutrition, Treatments with all including an open question and answer session.
View the Schedule here
For more educational information for you and your family, remember to visit the CCFA Information Resource Center and other Educational Resources.
Camp Oasis Applications NOW being accepted
Children from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming attend Camp!
Summer is not here yet, but it is time to register for Camp Oasis.
This year the Rocky Mountain Chapter will be joining with the Southwest
Chapter to hold two sessions at Camp Round Up River Ranch in Gypsum,
Colorado. This beautiful Hole in the Wall camp is only two years old and
is already a camper favorite.
The first session will be July 10-16
for ages 7-13, the second session will be July 20-26. Camp Oasis is a
program for children and teens with medically stable Crohn’s disease or
ulcerative colitis. Applications for camp are online.
For those interested in being a volunteer at Camp Oasis you must be 19 and submit an application by clicking here.For more information about Camp Oasis, please visit the CCFA Camp website. Have questions? Contact Kris Walker, Executive Director at 303.639.9163 or KWalker@ccfa.org.
Take Steps Walks Looking for TEAMS...
Join thousands at your local Take Steps Festival
Want to get started right now? Form a team, join another, sign up as an individual, or become a corporate partner. Find out more Take Steps information, watch videos, learn about how to customize your personal webpage here: http://online.ccfa.org/takestepsnews.
Steps Walks are currently taking place in a region near you with over
150 around the country and 8 walks around the Rockies. Register as a
Team Captain today at www.cctakesteps.org.
Remember there are no fees to participate, but instead we encourage all
walkers to fundraise to reach a personal and team goal!! If you are
interested check out your local Take Steps Walk page or contact Jeremy
Stern at JStern@ccfa.org.
Sign-up for the Denver Kickoff Event on March 21
at the newly designed Dave & Busters.
Sign up for the Salt Lake City Kickoff Event on April 17 at The Pizza Factory and Fat Cats. Contact Tonia Snow at TSnow@ccfa.org. Tonia joins CCFA after working with Diamond Parking, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and over ten years of media experience in Utah. Welcome Tonia to CCFA!
Join us for the Fun, Food, Family...it's Free.
- Read about Take Steps Title Sponsors HealthONE & Alpine Bank
to volunteer or intern for a Take Steps Walk? - Send us a quick note
with your contanct info at TakeStepsVolunteers@gmail.com
- LIKE us at Take Steps Denver and Salt Lake City via Facebook!!
Find out more about this edition's Spotlight
Each newsletter will highlight community partners that support CCFA to help accomplish our
mission of curing Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to
improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these
diseases. This month's spotlight is South Denver Gastroenterology and Team Gutfeelings.
Team Gutfeelings from South Denver GI has “Stepped it Up” and supported CCFA and the Take Steps community through a strong and consistent effort from its staff. For
the past five out of six years, they have taken home the first place prize. Team Captain Dorie Werner and other caring staff annually give back to CCFA through utilizing the Take Steps fundraising tools to earn top honors. View the photograph from Team Gut Feelings accepting their prize of the Blue Toilet Seat traveling trophy. South Denver GI supports CCFA through many other avenues such as a strong presence with local support groups, educational programming, Team Challenge and more.
In 2012, South Denver Gastroenterology will join the Take Steps Walk with a large team for staff its and their families, a corporate sponsorship and a 100% matching gift to CCFA for all of Team Gut Feelings fundraising efforts during the 2012 Take Steps Walk campaign. This is the first time they will match ALL of the team's totals and we are thankful for having such an excellent partnership with such a great community leader.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or becoming a Team Captain today contact Jeremy Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.639.9163.
Train in your city...Run/Walk in Paradise
Learn more and sign-up for an unforgettable experience!
Why do participants join Team Challenge to help raise funds for CCFA? Is it for the teamwork, comradery, life lessons, coaching or is it something else? Team Challenge is CCFA's endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk 13.1 miles while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans. Through Team Challenge you can train locally (in Denver or Salt Lake City) and race in Kona, Hawaii; Napa wine country or Las Vegas!
Click here to read about the Salt Lake City Team Challenge Program. Contact Jenn Atkin at Jatkin@ccfa.org for details about how to get involved.
Click here to read about the Denver Team Challenge Program. Contact Shana Spencer at Sspencer@ccfa.org for details about how to get involved.
This season, Team Denver is going to conquer the Kona half marathon & the Napa-to-Sonoma half marathon. The Napa race is sold out to the general public….but don’t worry, you can still get into this sold out race by joining Team Challenge! It's NOT too late to join the team! Attend one of our upcoming group training sessions & TRY US OUT FOR FREE! Find out more information here. Come meet our coaches, fundraising mentors, teammates & learn all about how you can change your life & the lives of others through TEAM CHALLENGE! If you want to support a Team Challenge Participant, click on the race below:
Click HERE to RSVP
to an upcoming information meeting in Denver or Salt Lake and check out
the full list on the ‘Save the Dates’ section to the left!
Colorado Powder Classic Taking Reservations
Join CCFA to Ski, Snowboard, Snowmobile and More!!
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of CCFA will present the Colorado Powder Classic with partner CH Robinson. Join us March 9-11 in Keystone, Colorado for a weekend of fun beginning Friday evening with an opening reception and get together. Saturday have fun skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling or snowshoeing. In the afternoon try a little Nastar a special course that allows ski or snowboard racers of all ages and abilities, through a handicap system, a way to compare themselves with one another and with the national champion, regardless of when and where they race. Or just take the day off and enjoy one the other activities Keystone offers.
That evening we will gather for a gourmet buffet, a full on casino party and a fabulous auction. To register or get additional information go to http://online.ccfa.org/coloradopowderclassic2012
Support Groups that Help
Share your information and receive knowledge from others
are currently three support groups that meet on a regular basis in the
greater Denver area. Other support groups may also take place around
your neighborhood. If you are interested in becomming a CCFA Support
Group leader to help others in the community please send us a quick note
with your background information to email@example.com. To view the
specific meeting times and dates, please click here to view the Support Groups. For support group information around your area, contact the CCFA office at 303.639.9163.
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To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the
quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.