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CCFA Horizons

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

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Aware for All: Understanding the Basics of Clinical Trials
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Holy Cross Hospital

Professional & Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Charitable contribution is provided by: SHIRE

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Getting to Know Crohn’s & Colitis
Come join us for coffee & dessert while learning about IBD!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850

Charitable contribution for this program is provided by:  SHIRE

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Hampton Roads Take Steps Kick Off

This is a great opportunity to get all the information and tools to become successful
and well-informed Walk Ambassadors ready to talk the walk!

Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tini's Frozen Yogurt Bar
2861 Lynnhave Drive, Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(10% of the proceeds will go to CCFA)


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National Capital Area Take Steps
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Washington Monument Grounds

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Thank you to our Sponsors!
New Capital Digestive Care

Medstar Health
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Team Challenge is fundraising!
To learn more upcoming half-marathons please contact Karen Byer at 301-287-8494 or


Join CCFA at Luke's Lobster

Luke's Lobster

 Visit one of Luke's Lobster's three DC area locations (Penn Quarter, Bethesda, Georgetown) between 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19 and they will donate 10% of all sales to CCFA! For more information, please contact Karen Byer at

volunteers needed

Team Tri is recruiting volunteers for the Columbia Triathlon on Sunday, May 18th.
We need volunteers for the transition and swim areas. It would be 4:45am - 12:30 pm for the transition area, and 6am - 8pm for the swim area. Please follow the link if interested:

Our Inaugural Putt an End to Crohn’s & Colitis Golf Classic is approaching fast
and you can still join us on the links!

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Are you a teenager living with IBD? Then we need you!

CCFA is creating a new teen website and we are looking for feedback from teenagers like you. We invite you to join our focus group. If you are interested or need more details, contact:
Your input will help others just like you.

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Exciting news!

A NEW Parent Support Group will be coming soon to the Montgomery County area.
The first meeting will be held in June.
More information will be available soon.

Seeking Support Group Facilitators:

We are still seeking support group facilitators for Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Hampton Roads, VA; Charlottesville, VA; and Winchester, VA.  Below are the roles and responsibilities of a CCFA support group leader. 

  • Establish frequency and time of meetings; assist in selecting the meeting site, advertising, recruiting and support group reminders.
  • At the request of group members, invite guest speakers on topics of interest.  Ensure all guest speakers are approved by the Education & Support Manager.
  • For each meeting, keep track of attendance and provide this information on the next business day to the Education and Support Manager.
  • Possess effective communication skills to encourage, impact and explain often difficult topics in an approachable way.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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