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Friday, December 5, 2014

Celebrate Awareness Week with Us!

The first week of December is dedicated to IBD Awareness Week so take a moment to Celebrate Awareness Week with Us! Letter from our President & CEO The holidays can be an especially challenging time for people with IBD, and we're committed to raising awareness about IBD among all Americans, and inspiring them to join the effort to find treatments and cures. Not only is it Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day dedicated to supporting causes that are important to you, but December 1-7 is also Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week! Learn more about what you can do to help. That's not all! I'm excited to share that we have an incredible Million Dollar Match this year. Until December 31, every donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000. With your support, we'll be able to fund twice as much research and give hope to the 1.6 million Americans suffering from IBD today. What an amazing gift to give people with IBD. Richard J. Geswell, CCFA President and CEO Happy Holidays. Selfies? Check. Gear? Check. It's Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week, and chances are someone you know is dealing with IBD. We're asking all of our patients, caregivers and supporters to post a #IBDselfie in honor of someone with IBD. Our #IBDselfie campaign helps people share their stories AND raise awareness. Visit to see our #IBDselfie submissions here! You can also wear your support for IBD research by purchasing one of these great shirts! Show your support – and help start the conversation of what it means to live with IBD. One gift, twice the impact Until December 31, your gift to CCFA will achieve twice as much in the search for treatments and cures. Donate today, and your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000! Donate now Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday For people with IBD, the holiday season can sometimes bring on stress and an increase in symptoms. Stress reduction techniques can help. To learn more, see our brochure Managing Flares and other IBD Symptoms. READ IT HERE ► Two new webcasts! Join us for two new Webcasts this December! Today, from 8:00-9:15PM EST, join us for our Diagnosing and Monitoring webcast, where you'll hear from a medical expert as we discuss diagnosing and monitoring through blood tests, endoscopy, biopsy, imaging, and genetic testing. Interested in what we're up to? On Thursday, December 18, from 8:00-9:15PM EST, Dr. Thad Stappenbeck will share the latest insights from CCFA's genetics and microbiome research. Register today! Support those who support us! Bertucci's Italian Restaurant wants to celebrate Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week with you! On Thursday, December 4, grab a meal at Bertucci's and 15% of your purchase will be donated back to CCFA when you present this flyer. Giving back never tasted so good! The Great Cookie is teaming up with CCFA to support our mission! For a limited time, a portion of proceeds from all cookies and cookie cakes purchased in their CCFA collection will be donated toward IBD research. Simply shop and enter promo code "CCFA" at checkout to support CCFA's fight to find a cure. Take Steps... towards an Apple Watch! Our sincere thanks to everyone who walked with us in 2014! There are 1.6 million people who are forever grateful, and because of you, we are one step closer to cures. There is still time to take advantage of our early bird registration and fundraising incentive contest as we kick off our 2015 walk season. Contest participants will be entered to win a brand new Apple Watch! Register early for a Spring 2015 walk and fundraise your way to being one of the coolest kids on the block with Take Steps! And, for our current Fall Walkers, if you stay involved through the end of the year, you too can be part of the fundraising incentive contest. REGISTER TODAY ►

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