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CCFA Horizons

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

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                          5k Run

Super Bowel 5K

Are you looking for a way to enhance your New Year’s resolution of a healthier year while also making a commitment to finding a cure for IBD? Join CCFA on February 2, 2013 for the first annual Super Bowel 5K!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Registration: 8:00am
Race Starts: 9:00am

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                             Young Chef

Hampton Roads Youth Activity

Are you looking to connect with other families and kids living with IBD? We know that our volunteers see great benefits from connecting with one another, especially our youth volunteers. Be a part of our first youth activity in the Hampton Roads community on February 2, 2013. Everyone is invited, not only those living with IBD but their siblings as well. We understand this is a family disease and want everyone to make new friends.

Saturday February 2nd, 2013

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Young Chefs Academy
1554 Laskin Road #106,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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

                       2013 TS

Take Steps Registration is Open!

It’s that time of year again, time to gear up for TAKE STEPS! Make it your New Year’s resolution to help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by registering today.

Not only will you be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card to spoil yourself post holiday season, but did you know those that register before the end of January raise FOUR TIMES more. Think about the impact four times the amount of research dollars could have on our patients. Let’s make 2013 a year to remember!


Richmond Take Steps
Date: April 28, 2013
Location: Innsbrook, North Shore Commons

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National Capital Area Take Steps
Date: June 22, 2013
Location: Washington Monument Grounds


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Take Steps Richmond

As we kick of 2013 we are excited to announce the continued support of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center as the Lead Sponsor of the Richmond Take Steps. Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has partnered with CCFA in the Richmond community for more than four years. As IBD leaders in the Virginia community we couldn’t think of a better collaboration.


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The Center for Digestive Health and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Practice are specialized facilities that offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. Designed to offer the latest treatments in a modern, comfortable and professional environment, the clinic also provides comprehensive nutrition evaluation and support. The Center for Digestive Health features an integrated team of experienced health care professionals, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, an ostomy/wound nurse as well as a dedicated radiologists and pathologists. This team focuses on providing the very best care available with the goal of helping patients return to a normal lifestyle as soon as possible. They’re giving patients new hope with advanced surgical procedures and the latest medication therapies. As part of a nationally recognized academic medical center, we are also on the research forefront, studying and pioneering new treatments.

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Team Challenge Virginia Wine Country
Information Sessions

Ready to get fit, have fun, and CHANGE LIVES? Join Team Challenge as we train for the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon (June 1, 2013)! Learn more about Team Challenge at one of our February information sessions:

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 am
 Running Etc. (Virginia Beach, VA)

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 am
 Rockville Memorial Library (Rockville, MD)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm
 Bethesda Regional Library (Bethesda, MD)

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
 Potomac River Running (Arlington, VA)

Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 9:30 am
 Potomac River Running (Leesburg, VA)

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm
 Silver Spring Community Library (Silver Spring, MD)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm
 3Sports (Richmond, VA)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am
 William R. Talley Recreation Ctr (Frederick, MD)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30 am
 Charles E. Beatley Central Library (Alexandria, VA)

Thursday, Febraury 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm
 K&L Gates (Washington, DC)

For more information about Team Challenge, please email Amanda Nover at or Michael Kollenberg at



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*Save The Date*
Upcoming Education Program

You, Me, and IBD: A Shared Vision For Healthy Living

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Location: Holly Cross Hospital  

Seeking Mentors

The Chapter is still looking for mentors for 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.


Seeking Support Group Facilitator

We are currently looking for a new support group faciltator for Winchester, VA. The new leader will be trained by our national office and local chapter.

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

Staff Update

The Chapter is pleased to announce that we have a new addition to the Team! Michael Krollenberg has joined us as a Team Challenge Endurance Manager. Michael will be concentrating his time and efforts on building a stronger Team Challenge program in Virginia as the chapter gets ready for the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon. Michael comes to CCFA from Cibitbank where he served as  a Citigold Relationship Manager. Michael earned a Masters of Political Management degree from The George Washington University, with a concentration in non-profit management.
Help us welcome Michael as we are thrilled to have him join our team!

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