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CCFA Horizons

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

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Take Steps Reston

Join us this Sunday for a FUN DAY as we TAKE STEPS FOR A CURE!

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

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For more information please contact Dina Gordon at or 703.865.6130.



Take Steps Hampton Roads

THANK YOU Hampton Roads!  We made it through another Take Steps season and are reeling from the excitement and energy from the walk on September 30th. A special thanks goes out to all of those folks that added a special touch to make the day perfect!  Thank you to DJ Lady J for keeping the music going all day, thank you to Andrea from A-1 Party Artists for making balloon animals and painting faces, and thank you the Kenna for taking pictures so we can remember the walk for years to come (Like us on Facebook, that’s where the photos will be posted!)

The day was highlighted with three very talented young adults from the Hampton Roads community with IBD.  It was truly inspirational to see the strength and positive attitude all three of them have, they are just one reason why we do what we do here at CCFA we are raising funds to find a cure so no other children have to experience what they have been through.  A big thank you to Kollin for sharing his story, thank you to Kimberly and her dance team from Hickory High School for warming us up for the walk, and thank you to Shelby for sharing her voice with the National Anthem. 

We have currently raised a little over $17,000 and we still need your help to reach $25,000 by the end of the year.  Consider sending out one more email and sharing your walk experience, it’s amazing to see how inspirational passion can be.  We had over 250 people who joined us on Sunday, September 30. If each person raised just $30.00 more we will exceed our goal of $25,000. We need your help Hampton Roads we can do it! Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have I would be happy to help!  I can be reached at or 646-717-6208.

Richmond we have a lot of great opportunities for education coming up and we hope to see you!

Kids Corner
Join other families in the Richmond community with IBD.
October’s focus – What’s my future like with IBD.
Date: October 19th, 2012
Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
7229 Forest Ave Suite 106
Richmond, VA 23226

TC Vegas Night


Meet Team Challenge's Dynamic Duo

Team Challenge coach Kelly Andrews and participant Emily Andrews are ready to ROCK THE STRIP in Las Vegas.  This enthusiastic, excited mother-daughter duo proves that whether it's training for a half marathon or fundraising for a cure, we're all in this together.  Fundraising is a family affair for the Andrews ladies--with mom's support, Emily has already raised more than $1,000.  Our youngest Team Challenge participant this season, Emily is full of creative ideas, and is even hosting a fundraiser with a local tattoo shop.  Keep up the great work, Kelly and Emily!

Emily and Kelly
Check out Emily's story here 


For more information on Team Challenge, Please contact Amanda Nover at 

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Upcoming Education Programs

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


Acupuncture 101
Benefits of Acupuncture for IBD Patients
Date: October 11th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
13710 St Francis Blvd
Midlothian, VA 23114 Florence Room
Find out more

You, Me, and IBD: A Shared Vision For Healthy Living
October 23, 2012 - Richmond, VA


You, Me, and IBD: A Shared Vision For Healthy Living
November 4, 2012 - Fairfax, VA


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


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Don't miss an opportunity to get the inside scoop on the upcoming Presidential election!

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.


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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