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CCFA Horizons

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

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Take Steps Hampton Roads (Tidewater)

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

Register Again

For more information please contact Joslynn Broun at or 646-717-6208.

Take Steps Reston

 Meet our smallest honored hero Sarah Valentine! Read her story.

Sarah Valentine

Make the decision now to join us and take a step toward a future free from Crohn's and colitis!

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

 Register Again

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


TC Vegas Night


Rock the Strip at Night with Team Challenge!

 Team Challenge DC is kicking off our season for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Join us as we rock the strip at the world's largest nighttime road race. Whether you are an experienced runner, walker, or anything in between, our coaches will help get you to the finish line.

All who register for our team by September 23rd will receive a free Team Challenge t-shirt.


For more information, please email our team managers:

DC and Maryland: JT Dean,
Virginia: Amanda Nover,

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Upcoming Education Programs

Join CCFA and local IBD specialists for a FREE informational presentation and interactive question-and-answer session.

Hampton Roads Patient Education Program
October 2, 2012 - Norfolk, VA


Richmond Patient Education Program
October 23, 2012 - Richmond, VA


National Capital Area Half Day Patient Education Program & Youth Activity
November 4, 2012 - Fairfax, VA


For questions, please contact the Chapter at or call 703.865.6130. 


Spotlight Logo


The CCFA Spotlight Dinner & Auction is an exciting event that pays tribute to our brave friends, relatives and colleagues battling Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, while raising money  to support our mission of finding cures for these debilitating diseases.
We are honored to SPOTLIGHT Charlie Cook. Charlie Cook

Charlie is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for NBC News and National Journal, where he writes a twice weekly column. Charlie is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on American politics and U.S. elections.


Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Capital Hilton


More information

For more information on sponsorship or tickets, contact Dina Gordon at or 703-865-6130.




2013 NYLC Applications are Available Online!

New member applications for the National Youth Leadership Council are available now! We will be accepting new applications from college freshman and sophomores until October 1st and all new members will be notified by mid November.

Click here to find details on NYLC and apply online.

Seeking Mentors
 The Chapter is excited to be launching a new initiative called the Power of Two Program. This is a support program where volunteers provide adults and supervised children with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, parents of children with IBD, and other family members with one-on-one phone or email support.


If you are interested in serving as a mentor and would like more information, please contact Caneka McNeil, Mid-Atlantic Regional Education & Support Manager, at


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