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Miles Toward a Cure

First time Portland Team Challenge teammate Lisa Knapton exemplifies what it means to fight and overcome adversity. Before her trip to the running store in February, she had never heard of Team Challenge and had met only a few people who are connected to IBD. In less than a month, she will be completing the Team Challenge Napa to Sonoma ½ marathon having raised thousands of dollars for a cure!

Read Lisa's story here and join her by walking or running for a cure with Team Challenge in Las Vegas! Check out for more information.

Take Steps Summer Season is a Wrap with Over $290,000 Raised in Support of CCFA!
TS Portland3.JPGCCFA Northwest sends a giant THANK YOU to all of our Take Steps walkers, sponsors and volunteers who helped us raise $290,000 and counting in support of the Northwest Region of CCFA and the Foundation’s mission. We had a great time at walks in Seattle, Portland, Anchorage and Boise and met so many amazing fundraisers and advocates for people with inflammatory bowel disease.
Fall Take Steps walks in your area! If you missed one of our summer walks, we are already working hard on our fall Take Steps Walks in Spokane Valley, Billings & Bend. Check out to join us and be heard in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

 June 28th is CCFA Night at Safeco Field against the Cubs!

Bobblehead-5.JPGEnjoy some Major League Baseball action and hear Mike McCready perform the National Anthem while supporting CCFA! Receive a FREE Mike McCready bobblehead when you purchase through this special offer and stay for the first postgame fireworks show in club history!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price here and use the "CCFA" promo code. Deadline to purchase: Thursday, June 27th at 5:00p.m. To receive donation credit for Take Steps or Team Challenge e-mail CCFA Northwest and include ticket purchaser name, number of tickets purchased at each price point, and participant name you want credited.

Bid here on the opportunity to join Mike McCready on the field at Safeco when he plays the National Anthem and throws out the first pitch. The winning bid also gets a signed bobble head, MLB Baseball and a pre-game meet n greet.

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The financial costs of managing a chronic illness can be a major stressor. What resources does CCFA have to help?
Search our resources for sample letters, tips for paying for college, information on social security, a page of helpful links to a variety of financial assistance programs, and more!

And don’t miss CCFA’s upcoming webcast on Tuesday, July 23, which will provide tips for managing healthcare costs and review programs that can help cover the cost of treatment for uninsured and underinsured patients. Sign up now for “Managing the Costs of Your IBD Care” -- space is limited! 

Events Around the Region:

June 23-29: Northwest Camp Oasis --YMCA Camp Colman, Longbranch, WA
Friday, June 28: Mariners Game --Seattle, WA
July 16-Aug. 8th: Team Challenge Information Meetings 
Sunday, July 21: Team Challenge Half Marathon – Napa, CA
September TBD: Education Program – Bend, OR
September TBD: Understanding IBD – Spokane, WA
Thursday, Sept. 5: Education Program -- Bend, OR
Wednesday, Sept 11: Education Program -- Spokane, WA
Saturday, Sept. 14: Take Steps Montana – Billings, MT
Sunday, Sept. 22: Team Challenge TriRock Triathlon – San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sept. 28: Take Steps Eastern Washington – Spokane, WA
October TBD: Decision Making & IBD – Billings, MT
October TBD: Decision Making & IBD – Vancouver, WA
Thursday, October 3: College and IBD -- Seattle, WA
Saturday, Oct. 12: Take Steps Bend -- Bend, OR
Saturday, Oct. 19: Education Program --Billings, MT
Wednesday, Oct. 23 -- Decision Making & IBD -- Vancouver, WA
November TBD: Clinical Trials and IBD -- Seattle, WA
Saturday, Nov. 2: Best Practices in IBD Management – Renton, WA
Saturday, Nov. 9: Casino Night & Auction --Seattle, WA
Sunday, Nov. 17: Team Challenge Rock & Roll Half Marathon – Las Vegas, NV

Need help?


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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