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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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Here is CCFA November 2015 Newsletter issue about ALL things Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis A Letter from the President & CEO There are 1.6 million Americans living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and that doesn't include the countless family members, friends, and others touched by these debilitating diseases. For Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week (December 1-7), we want to make everyone #IBDAware – to understand that these diseases aren't limited to the bathroom or the gut – and that they affect every facet of a patient's physical and emotional well-being. We can't spread this message without YOU. Join our Thunderclap today, so we can raise our collective voices on December 3rd and give IBD the public attention it deserves and needs. Thank you in advance for joining us, Richard J. Geswell, CCFA President and CEO Thank you again, Michael Osso Michael Osso President & CEO Emily's Story On the outside, Emily is just like any other child; however, she fights a battle that many cannot see. Emily was diagnosed with Crohn's disease shortly after turning 13 – but despite coming face to face with many obstacles, she has shown strength, perseverance, and an amazing sense of humor. This September, Emily spoke about her experience with IBD at the Northwest Ohio Take Steps walk. You can read her story here ► Vote early! Vote often! CCFA is a finalist in DSW's Leave Your Mark contest – which will grant one organization a $75,000 donation. We were nominated by a DSW associate, whose wife and son both have Crohn's disease, and we need your vote to win. You can vote daily until November 24th. It only takes a second. Vote for CCFA here ► Join the movement! There is still time to join our new spin4 Crohn's and colitis cures event taking place on Saturday, December 5 in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Maryland/DC, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle – or you can Ride Where You Live! To learn more, visit spin4.org. Learn more ► Take Steps for Cures in 2016 We have officially launched our 2016 Take Steps walk season! This year we want to EMPOWER our patients to live their fullest lives, INSPIRE newly diagnosed patients and their families or those living through a flare, and CONNECT the IBD community. We have exciting new changes planned and hope you will join us at one of the 120+ walks across the country in 2016. After you register, please take a moment to watch this inspiring new video featuring Aria and other IBD patients. Join us ► Support CCFA today Your tax-deductible donation will help fund important studies happening right now, including research that is leading to better therapies for kids and adults alike. Donate now Nutrition Webinar Don't miss CCFA's next educational webcast, “Nutrition in IBD: Making Healthy Choices,” to learn more about the role of diet and nutrition in IBD. It will be held on Thursday November 19th from 8 to 9 pm EST. Get tips from our experts for ensuring proper nutrition during social gatherings and the holidays. Sign up today!. Advocacy Awareness Day: Dec. 3rd Celebrate Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week by joining a national call-in to the House of Representatives. Visit our Action Center to see how you can participate on December 3rd. Our Next Facebook Chat IBD can affect diet and nutrition in a variety of ways. Learn more about possible trigger foods, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and tips in our Facebook chat on Wednesday, November 18th at 5:00 pm ET with host Tina Patnode, RDN, LD from The Oregon Clinic. Sign up now! Sign up today! ► Search our resources Find your chapter IBD Clinical Trials and Other Studies CCFA provides a comprehensive database of studies, clinical trials and other research on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Some of the recently added studies include: Coping with Crohn's and Colitis – a randomized controlled trial of a self-help workbook versus a psychoeducational workbook by University of Pennsylvania. Deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision, best made with a full understanding of the drug development process and a participant's role. Take Steps Team Challenge CCFA Facebook CCFA Twitter CCFA YouTube CCFA Pinterest Forward Donate to CCFA Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America 7​33 Th​ird Av​en​ue, Sui​te 51​0, Ne​w Y​ork,​ N​Y 10​01​7 www.ccfa.org | 8​00-​93​2-​2​423

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