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CCFA Horizons

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

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Awareness Week


Crohns's and Colitis Awareness Week


Thanks to the enactment of Senate Resolution 199 in 2011, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is celebrating the 2nd Annual Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week from December 1-7. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). An estimated 1.4 million Americans men, women and children who suffer from IBD. We encourage you to join the Crohn’s & Colitis Caucus briefing on Wednesday, December 5th.


The Caucus works to address the need for expanded research at the National Institutes of Health, education and awareness at the Centers for disease Control and Prevention, and to highlight the importance of accessible insurance and disability coverage for this vulnerable patient population. Please RSVP to Amy Kornbluth at


Join CCFA Call To Action as we raise awareness during ths week!




It's Up to You: Decisions & IBD Management
A Free webcast/teleconference


There are many approaches available today for managing inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Deciding on an appropriate treatment plan requires careful consideration of all of the options and good communication with your healthcare team. This teleconference/webcast will provide the latest information on risks and benefits of treatments for IBD, including complementary and alternative therapies. You will also learn how to ask your doctor the right questions and find reliable sources of information.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Register Today!

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Greater Washington DC/Virginia Annual Meeting


Join us for the 2012 Annual Meeting! This event is free and open for all CCFA supporters; however, space is limited and registration is required by December 7th. 


Chapter Board Election, Acknowledgments
State of the Foundation and Special Guest Speaker

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Click here to RSVP or call 703.865.6130. 


2013 TS


Richmond Take Steps


We are excited to announce the Take Steps websites for 2013 are up and running! Save the Date and register for Take Steps Richmond 2013 today at This will be the 5th year of Take Steps in Richmond and we want to celebrate those teams that have been with us all 5 years, and with such a big anniversary for the walk we have changed locations.  Join us next year on Sunday April 28th, 2013 at 3:00pm at North Shore Commons in Innsbrook. We can’t wait to see you there.


Are you interested in getting more involved with Take Steps?  The first committee meeting will be held on Tuesday December 18th at 6:30pm.  For more information or volunteer opportunities email Joslynn Broun at or call 646-717-6208. 


Richmond Take Steps
Sunday, April 28, 2013

National Capital Area Take Steps
Saturday, June 22, 2013


End of the yr


Make a End of the Year Donation


Research is the key to finding cures to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis but to have successful research, we have to have the funding. CCFA, the leader in IBD research needs your support now more than ever to find cures for IBD. As we celebrate Crohn's and Colitis week, make an end of the year tax-deductible gift to help the Greater Washington DC/Virginia chapter continue our mission and  improve the lives of those with Crohn's and colitis through local patient support resources and critical research programs.


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                                      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



                                GI Buddy


Introducing GI Buddy

The free GI Buddy is available as a desktop tool at, and it will be available as an iPhone® app. You will be able to track your IBD details practically anywhere, anytime.


      TC Team


Team Challenge Las Vegas

Congratulations to all the Team Challenge participants who rocked the strip and crossed the finish line in Las Vegas this past weekend!

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