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CCFA Horizons

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

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2013 TS


National Capital Area Take Steps

We are very excited here in the DC/VA office because the 2013 National Capital Area Take Steps for is only one week away. We are making great strides in fundraising and are currently 65% to our $300,000 goal that will help fund support programs such as Camp Oasis and groundbreaking research.

We hope to see all of you on Saturday, June 22nd to help us celebrate on the Washington Monument Grounds. We have lots of wonderful activities planned such as music, kids games, face painting, an Ask the Expert area and even Coco, the Colossal Colon! The Colossal Colon® is an oversized model of a human colon that is 40 feet long and four feet tall and has appeared on the Today Show and Universal Studios.

If you are not currently registered, it's not too late!

Register Again

Date: June 22, 2013
Location: Washington Monument Grounds

4:30 pm
Walk Start: 5:30 pm


For additional information, please email
Heather Palmer at

Take Steps Richmond

THANK YOU RICHMOND!  We had another successful walk in Richmond, with over 500 participants and we raised just over $62,000. We want to thank everyone that joined us this year.   It’s so exciting to see Richmond continue to grow and to be able to bring new services to our community.  

Take Steps Hampton Roads


Announcing A new Walk site for Hampton Roads

Join us on Sunday October 6th, 2013 at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach to Take Steps towards a cure for IBD!  Registration is now open. Register today to stay up to date on other programs going on in the Hampton Roads Community!


Register Again 


Date: October 6, 2013
Location: Mount Trashmore Park
Registration: 2:00 pm
Walk Start: 3:00 pm



IBD Family Summer Bash

NEW!!!  IBD Family Summer Bash - Family Pot Luck and Game Night, join us on Wednesday July 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Main dishes will be provided but we ask you bring your family and favorite side dish, dessert, or game to share.  

Wednesday July 17th, 2013
6:30pm to 8:00pm

CHKD Oyster Point
11783 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

RSVP to Joslynn Broun by July 15th at or 646-717-6208


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Team Challenge Virginia Wine Country

Congratulations to our Team Challenge runners and walkers who crossed the finish line for a cure in Virginia Wine Country and Chicago!  This season's Team Challenge participants from the Greater DC/Virginia Chapter have raised OVER $265,000 to date--and they're still going. Incredible!

Ready to embark on your own Team Challenge journey?  Join us as we TRAIN FOR TRI in Clearwater, Florida (November 10) or ROCK THE STRIP with us in Las Vegas (November 17).  Info sessions begin next month.


Register Again


For more information about Las Vegas, please email Amanda Nover at or Tri Clearwater, email Michael Kollenberg at




Upcoming Education Programs in your Community

Finances Meds

Managing the Costs of Your IBD Care Webcast

Date: July 23, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET.

Register Again


Pediatric IBD: What Every Parent Should Know
August 27, 2013 - Holy Cross Hospital

Richmond Patient Education Program
August 28, 2013 - Richmond, Virginia


Treatment Approaches in IBD: Options To Consider
October 1, 2013 - Georgetown University Hospital



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Spotlight Dinner and Auction

November 6, 2013

The Clarendon Ballroom



Dina Gordon for more information on tickets and sponsorship. 



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Check Out the New Mission Video on Youtube


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GI Buddy Wins Outstanding Website Award!

CCFA is excited to announce that GI Buddy won the Outstanding Website Award from the Web Marketing Association’s 11th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC)!  The IAC recognizes the best online advertising in 96 industries. Click here to view a copy of the award certificate that we received.




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.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor and would like more information, please contact Caneka McNeil at


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