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CCFA Horizons

E-newsletter of the Greater Washington, DC/Virginia Chapter

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Take Steps Richmond

Congratulations Richmond what a great success!  We are so excited to announce that we have surpassed our goal for Take Steps by over $2,000.00.  Take Steps 2012 was so much fun and we couldn’t have done it without your help and dedication to finding a cure for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.  A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, The Center for Digestive Health at VCU, Warner Chilcott, Janssen Biotech, and Crystal Ice Co Inc. I am looking forward to seeing you everyone at Take Steps 2013!

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CCFA Night at the Flying Squirrels

 Want to stay connected or meet more IBD families in Richmond? Join us at the CCFA Night at the Flying Squirrels game on August 11th at 6:35pm, tickets are just $7 and it’s a fireworks show! Click here to purchase tickets. 

  Take Steps Hampton Roads (Tidewater)

Hey Hampton Roads, are you ready to step up and be part of the cure for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis?  There’s a way you can that’s right in your neighborhood!  Walk with us on September 30th at North Landing Park in Portsmouth.  Let’s raise our voices and raise money to fight IBD!

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Registration: 3:00pm
Walk Start: 4:00pm
Location: Portsmouth North Landing Park

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Take Steps National Capital Area

Thank you to all of our team captains, participants and sponsors for helping us make the National Capital Area Take Steps walk another success in 2012. We had a beautiful day at the Washington Monument filled with spirit, energy and commitment to finding a cure for IBD! We have not quite reached our $300,000 goal, but we can get there! We have until July 31st to reach individual, team and collective goals and here is a great opportunity to not only raise additional funds for your team and CCFA.

Don’t forget to check out all of the great snapshots from the walk –

Take Steps Reston

Now is the time to register for Take Steps Reston! We are gearing up for a fabulous Fall walk season in Northern Virginia and you aren’t going to want to miss it!

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Registration: 3:00pm
Walk Start: 4:00pm
Location: Temporary Road Pavilion

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Save the Date for our Kick Off Picnic in the Park on August 12th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Lake Anne Recreation Area. Click here to RSVP.

For more information please contact Heather Palmer at or 646-784-2245.


Team Challenge

Rock the Strip at Night with Team Challenge!

Team Challenge DC is now recruiting participants for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on December 2nd. Whether you're a runner, walker, experienced runner, or beginner, our coaches on staff will get you to the finish line at the largest half marathon in the world at night. Participants receive paid airfare to Vegas, three night stay at the Venetian, tickets for race weekend events, training apparel, access to our coaches on staff, and resources on how to raise funds in support of CCFA. Information sessions begin in August, please click here to RSVP and learn more.


Mark your calendar Virginia Beach, Team Challenge is coming to you! We are hosting an information session on Saturday, August 18th at 10AM at Running Etc in Virginia Beach. For more information or to RSVP, please email JT Dean at

Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon Recap

Team Challenge had a terrific weekend. Our team of 90 strong has raised over $250,000 to date. We were the largest team at the half marathon and raised the most money out of every team there.

Participants who have hit national VIP level by raising over $7,500 are:
Sarah and Brian Kubicki
Aaron Cornfeld

Participants who have raised over $5,000 are:

Team Chloe- Tridy Albrite, Christie Albrite, Telly Salafia, Sarah Dietrich
Margo and Larry Williams
Laura Doten and Lorie Clark
Brian, Mark, and Mike Wolly
Barbara, Stephen, and Matt Jefferson
Marnina Cowan and Seth Coburn
Dawn and Jason Jewell
Leigh Graham

And special thanks to our corporate sponsors for this season:
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Parker, Chaney & Anderson, LLC

Team Challenge Manager Position

Team Challenge is looking for a new endurance manager to cover our South Potomac Team in Virginia. To learn more about this great opportunity please click here to view the job description.

Part Time Employment Opportunity

Team Challenge is looking for part time employees to help distribute brochures to local businesses over the next two weeks to advertise our Vegas season. This is a perfect opportunity for students looking for a summer job. Applicants must have a car. Employees will be compensate for their time. All interested individuals please email

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Play on the Pitch is a 5v5, adult, coed soccer tournament benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Players will have the opportunity to battle it out for the chance to play at RFK Stadium, home pitch to four-time MLS Cup Winner, D.C. United.
Each team will raise funds to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans.
In addition to some great player premiums, awards will be given to the winning team, as well as top fundraising team!!

Date: September 15 - September 23, 2012

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 To learn more about this exciting program, please call Devon McTavish at 540-327-5711 or email


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