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CCFA Horizons

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

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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.

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Pediatric IBD: What Every Parent Should Know

Date: August 27, 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Holy Cross Hospital


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Richmond Patient Education Program

Date: August 28, 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: River Road United Methodist Church


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*Save The Date*

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


2013 TS DC


Take Steps National Capital Area


Over 850 people joined us on a beautiful, sunny day at the Washington Monument on June 22nd. It was an amazing celebration of spirit, energy, and commitment to finding a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis!

So far we have raised over $265,000 but donations are still coming in and we are expecting to hit our $300,000 goal! Congratulations! We encourage you to continue your collections and fundraising through July 2013!

If you have any additional donations,
please send them to:

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
National Capital Area Walk
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1005
Rockville, MD 20852     

Special Thanks To:

•Bob Schieffer of CBS News for hitting the airways and spreading the word about CCFA

•Kevin Harlen of Capital Digestive Care for his leadership and steadfast commitment to the Foundation mission

•Tom Roussey of ABC 7, who is always ready to help serve as our MC

•Our honored hero, Becky Wolf for sharing her story

Thank you to all of our wonderful SPONSORS:

•Capital Digestive Care
•MedStar Health
•Sandy Spring Bank
•Everyday Health
•Santarus, Inc.
•Warner Chilcott
•Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgical Center




Northern Virginia Take Steps


Register Again


Date: October 20, 2013
Location: Temporary Road Pavilion
Registration: 3:00 pm
Walk Start: 4:00 pm


For additional information, please email
Dina Gordon at



2013 TS


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!


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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




Team Challenge

Team Challenge is gearing up for another exciting season!! Information sessions begin on July 8th. This season, we are bringing back our most popular event (Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon) as well as adding a NEW event, the Clearwater TriRock. This will be the first Triathlon event that Team Challenge has done on the East Coast. If you would like more information, please attend one of our information sessions:


Monday, July 8 - 6:30pm
Silver Spring Community Library - Silver Spring, MD

Wednesday, July 10 - 6:30 pm
Bethesda Regional Library  - Bethesda, MD

Thursday, July 11 - 6:30 pm
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library - Falls Church, VA

Saturday, July 13 - 11:00 am
Rockville Memorial Library - Rockville, MD

Saturday, July 13 - 1:00 pm
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library - Alexandria, VA

Monday, July 15 - 6:30 pm
Aurora Hills Library - Arlington, VA

Wednesday, July 17 - 6:30 pm
George Washington University (Media and Public Affairs Building) - Washington, DC 20052

Thursday, July 25 - 6:00 pm
K&L Gates - Washington, DC


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



Team Challenge Movie PSA


Team Challenge PSA will be running from July 5-18 in the Bethesda, Friendship Heights (Mazza Gallery), and Ballston Commons AMC movie theaters before every single movie!

You can see the Team Challenge spot here:


Spotlight Logo

Spotlight Dinner and Auction

November 6, 2013

The Clarendon Ballroom



Dina Gordon for more information on tickets and sponsorship. 




                              GI Buddy

GI Buddy Wins Outstanding Website Award!

Great news! CCFA’s GI Buddy has won the Outstanding Website Award from the Web Marketing Association’s 11th annual Internet Advertising Competition!
GI Buddy provides an array of beneficial features to our patients. Among these include:

•Patient’s real-time access to managing and tracking all key elements of their disease (i.e. symptoms, treatments, meals and overall well-being)

•Tool enabling the ability to add questions

•Instant online access to CCFA’s Community forums ( and Charmin’s SitorSquat Restroom Finder app

•Comprehensive and personalized report that can be used and shared with physicians for better understanding of the factors that may impact their disease 





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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