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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Celebrate Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week with Us

Here is What's going on in the World of Crohn's and Colitis. Here is the December Issue of CCFA Newsletter. Letter from Rick Geswell, CCFA President & CEO Rick Geswell, CCFA President and CEO Not only is it #GivingTuesday, a worldwide day designated for supporting causes that are important to you, but it's also Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week! We are committed to raising awareness among all Americans about IBD – and encouraging them to join the effort to find treatments and cures. Learn more about what you can do to help. That's not all! We have some great news – for a limited time, every gift made to CCFA will go twice as far towards treatments and cures. Until December 31, every donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $200,000. Don't miss this chance to double your support for a future free from IBD – make a tax-deductible gift today. Brian's Story: Escaping the Stall Brooke At 33, Brian Kalina was in the midst of just about every major life event you can imagine – a new house, a new job, and a baby on the way – when he began having terrible stomach pain. What he thought were the effects of stress was actually severe ulcerative colitis. As a Vice President and Associate Creative Director at a leading ad agency, Brian was inspired to put his creative brainpower to spreading the word about IBD... and the results were amazing! read more What are you doing for Awareness Week? awareness week From December 1-7, join us in celebrating Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week! The best way to take part in awareness week activities is to spread the word about IBD. The more people who know about these debilitating diseases, the more power we have in the fight for treatments and cures! Getting involved is easy – here's what you can do: • Write to your House Representatives and encourage them to join the Crohn's & Colitis Caucus • Reach out to anyone you know with IBD and let them know they have your support • Start your very own fundraising page and let all your friends and family know you're raising money to support IBD research! read more Start Making a Difference Amanda and her husband watched helplessly as their free-spirited 5-year-old son Ian struggled with IBD. Fortunately, thanks to his committed doctors, Ian is on a treatment plan that’s helping. He still struggles sometimes, but for the most part, he’s back to being himself! Amanda has made it her mission to spread the word about IBD and help fund research for treatments and cures. Want to help? Start your own fundraising page today and ask friends and family to support your cause! read more PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.ccfa.org

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