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Monday, October 27, 2014

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Here is CCFA'S October Newsletter. Letter from our President & CEO For the second year in a row, our friends at Bridgestone America selected CCFA as one of three charity partners for their in-store Round-Up campaign. This year, the campaign raised over 50% more revenue than last year and was able to donate an incredible $138,000 to further our mission. On behalf of the 1.4 million Americans suffering from IBD, their families and friends, we are all deeply grateful for their support. Richard J. Geswell, CCFA President and CEO Sincerely, Richard J. Geswell Richard J. Geswell President & CEO October Webcast Series: Know Your IBD With over 1.4 million Americans affected by IBD, there is no "one size fits all" approach to managing Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Understanding your disease and its treatments and becoming an active member of your healthcare team are important ways to take control of IBD. Don't miss our educational webcast series that will provide an in-depth look at Crohn's disease (October 16, 8pm EST), colitis (October 23, 8pm EST) and biologic therapy in IBD (October 30, 8pm EST). REGISTER NOW ► Going beyond IBD Patients with a chronic disease like IBD understandably put a lot of focus in managing their condition. However, it is also important to maintain your general overall health, because you are still susceptible to the common cold, strep throat, high blood pressure, stomach viruses and other illnesses like the general population. In addition to regularly checking in with your gastroenterologist, it is important to continue to consult with your primary care physician about vaccinations, blood pressure, periodic blood testing, oral health, and more. For more information, see our General Healthcare Maintenance fact sheet or reach out to the IBD Help Center at SEE FACT SHEET ► What have you done for IBD lately? Take action today by making a donation to CCFA. Your generous support will fund game-changing research for treatments and cures, support IBD education for patients and raise awareness among the public and elected officials. That's making a big difference. Donate now Join us for Facebook Live! Get ready for our next Facebook Live Event! On Wednesda​y, Octob​er 22, at 5-6​pm ES​T, U.S. News & World Report-ranked IBD doctor Scott Strong, MD, will discuss IBD and surgery. LOG IN & JOIN US! ► November Webcast: Making Healthy Choices Are there potential foods that may trigger a flare? How can diet complement conventional treatments? Join us on Th​ursday, Novembe​r 20 from 8-9​:15 P​M ES​T for a new webcast/teleconference addressing commonly asked patient questions about diet and nutrition in IBD. Learn tips for ensuring proper nutrition during social gatherings and hear about resources for continuous education and support. REGISTER TODAY ► Ready to be an IRONMAN? Registration is now LIVE for five 2015 IRONMAN events... exclusively through Team Challenge! CCFA holds a limited number of bibs with some great perks that athletes just can't get anywhere else. To learn more and secure your IRONMAN race entry, please visit us here today. REGISTER NOW ► What's on your holiday shopping list? How about making a difference? Send one of our beautiful and customizable holiday cards this season and you'll be spreading cheer and supporting IBD treatments and cures. Proceeds from your cards will go towards our research, education, and programs. BUY YOUR CCFA HOLIDAY CARDS ►

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