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CCFA Northwest wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine's Day! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Don't miss any of this month's exciting announcements:

- Lace Up Your Shoes and Choose Your Challenge!
- Take Steps Asks, "What Would a Cure Mean to You?"  
- Register Now for the Annual Education Conference
- CCFA Welcomes Dr. Scott Plevy and Tia Belisle!
- June 28th is CCFA Night at Safeco and the Mike McCready Bobblehead is Back!
- Camp Oasis Applications Are Now Available

Lace Up Your Shoes and Choose Your Challenge!

team challenge napaTeam Challenge is CCFA’s endurance training program and fundraising program and we are changing lives.  Recruitment for our summer season teams has begun and we are looking for novice to experienced participants to get fit, makes friends, and change the lives of others with IBD. Our experienced coaches will train participants locally or remotely.

Join us for a half marathon in Chicago (6/8), Kona (6/23), Napa (7/21) or for a triathlon in San Diego (9/22). Information meetings have begun and practices begin in March-- don’t wait another day to choose your challenge! Get more information at or contact Jackie Miller at or 425.451.8455. 

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What would a cure mean to you?

Join us on June 1, 2013 at Magnuson Park for 
Take Steps Western Washington 2013!

Take Steps brings together our community in hopes of finding a cure! Register now at

Watch this video and meet our Honored Hero Brigitte Young and hear her answer to what a cure would mean to her!

Join us on June 1 and together we’ll work towards a cure! For more information contact Take Steps Walk Manager Deb Jacoby at

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Saturday, April 6, 10 AM-4 PM at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle

This year's event features two presentation rooms so you can choose which topics are important to you. See the event page for full agenda including biologics, financial resources and legal rights, nutrition, integrative medicine, and more! Plus: opportunities to meet others patients and families and separate sessions just for kids and teens! 

Speakers include William Holderman, MD (Digestive Health Specialists), Michael Chiorean, MD (Virginia Mason), Alessandro Fichera, MD, FACS, FASCRS (UW Medical Center), Teresa Wachs, RN (Seattle Children's), and Trina Seligman, ND, LAc (Evergreen Integrative Medicine)!

Learn more and register now!

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CCFA Welcomes Dr. Scott Plevy and Tia Belisle!

Join us for an inspiring afternoon at CCFA’s Annual Benefit Luncheon on Friday, May 10th at Seattle’s Hyatt at Olive 8. The program will feature Dr. Scott Plevy, Associate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and IBD advocate and patient, Tia Belisle.

Dr. Plevy, a leader in Crohn’s and colitis treatment and research will share with guests the state of IBD research and what it means in terms of diagnosis, treatment and ultimately, a cure.

Guests can join as Table Captains by calling Jennifer at (425) 451-8455 or register online at Can’t attend? Please consider an online donation in support of CCFA! 

June 28th is CCFA Night at Safeco and the Mike McCready Bobblehead is Back!

Enjoy an interleague match up against the Chicago Cubs, one of the most popular teams in MLB while supporting CCFA! You’ll also receive a Mike McCready bobblehead (new design in 2013 and while supplies last), an opportunity to hear Mike play the National Anthem, and discounted ticket prices. A portion of proceeds will benefit CCFA Northwest.

Get full details here and purchase your tickets at!

Camp Oasis Applications Are Now Available!camp three girls cropped
June 23 – June 29, 2013 at YMCA Camp Colman in Longbranch, WA  

Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential camp for kids with stable Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, entering grades 2-12 in Fall 2013. Applications are now online for campers and volunteers. Click here  to learn more about this amazing program!

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Contact our Information Resource Center: 888.694.8872 or For tips, sharing, and support from other people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, join our free CCFA Community site.

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To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

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