Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week is December 1-7! We invite you to take time during Awareness Week to talk with your family and friends about how Crohn’s and colitis have impacted your lives, and your hope for the future of these diseases. Check out our CCFA Northwest Facebook page that week to read about IBD patients making a difference in the Northwest!
Here are some ideas for how you can participate in Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week:
- Write an Op-Ed to your local newspaper
- Send a news tip to your local news stations
- Share your story with your local CCFA office
- Change your Facebook profile picture to the Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness logo
- Ask your Mayor for a proclamation
- Talk with your friends and family about supporting CCFA’s mission
- Volunteer for CCFA -- We will have exciting opportunities during Awareness week! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Click here for more ideas and tips on how to get started!
Take Steps is the largest nationwide walk program dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s and colitis. Supporting a Take Steps walk in your area is a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for Crohn’s and colitis, while also connecting with members of your community impacted by these diseases.
How You Can Help:
- We are beginning our committee recruitment for the 2014 walks! Consider serving on the committee to assist in the planning and implementation of a Take Steps walk in your area. If you’d like more information on committee involvement, email your local Walk Manager.
- We are currently seeking Take Steps Interns. This is a great opportunity for college students to earn extra credits! If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in interning for CCFA email your local Walk Manager.
- Register your team for a Take Steps walk near you! 2014 Spring Take Steps walks are accepting registrations! To find your local Northwest Take Steps walk, visit www.cctakesteps.org
Your Walk Managers:
Western Washington and Eastern Washington: Adrienne Genise email@example.com
Portland and Bend: Shelly Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boise, Montana, and Alaska: Jackie Peterson: email@example.com
Q: Do special diets help manage Crohn’s and colitis?
A: The role of diet in IBD is a continuing debate, and there are no clear answers. Join CCFA Northwest for an online education program featuring a gastroenterologist and a naturopathic doctor debating this topic based on their experience, published data, and common sense. Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 PM Pacific; Click here for more information and to sign up.
Get together with your friends and family and the thousands of people across the nation in celebrating the National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. If you are in the Portland area come join Team Challenge Portland in these two awesome events!
December 5, 2013- Road Runner Sports Discovery Run is a fun, 60-minute scavenger run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and root beer! It’s awesome and all registrants who list Team Challenge/CCFA as their referral will help us raise funds for our local chapter! Anyone can do it, walk or run! All abilities welcome!
December 6, 2013- We will be hosting the First Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Fundraiser at the Barrel Room in downtown Portland on December 6th. The event will feature a dueling piano show, ugly sweater contest, photo booth and 50/50 raffle.
Dec. 1-7: Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week
Thursday, Dec. 5: Dietary Management in IBD -- Webcast
Thursday, Dec. 5: Road Runner Sports Discovery Run -- Tualatin, OR
Friday, Dec. 6: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party -- Portland, OR
Tuesday, Dec. 10: Clinical Trials in IBD -- Puyallup, WA
Saturday, Dec. 14: Holiday Party Youth Activity -- Newcastle, WA