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Friday, December 4, 2015

This is a big month.

Here is our December 2015 CCFA Newsletter A Letter from the President & CEO It's a big month at CCFA! First, we are already part way through Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week – and it's been a very exciting couple of days. Tomorrow, we have a national call-in to the House of Representatives. Visit our Action Center to see how you can participate. You can also join me for a Twitter chat at 1p.m. EST on Monday, December 7th by tweeting your questions @CCFA using the hashtag #IBDAware. Second, we are thrilled to announce we've just secured a holiday gift match! Donations you send to CCFA by 12/31 will be matched up to $100,000. Reaching this goal will allow us to double our impact against IBD in the year ahead and continue funding the work that is making a real difference for people with IBD. Richard J. Geswell, CCFA President and CEO So please join us! Michael Osso Michael Osso President & CEO Ally's Law: 10 Years Later When Ally Bain was 14 years old, she was denied restroom access at a retail store. She decided then and there it was something no one should ever have to experience – so she called her local state representative and they worked on drafting a bill together. Ten years later, the Restroom Access Act continues to grant anyone with a medical emergency access to an employee-only restroom. Read Ally's story ► Join Our Holiday Gift Match Support cutting-edge research at CCFA this December and your gift will be matched – dollar for dollar – up to $100K! Enjoy a Stress-free Holiday The holiday season can be filled with friends, shopping, and family, but it can also be filled with stress – which can exacerbate IBD symptoms. Prepare yourself by learning some stress-management techniques, such as breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga. You can also order a printed brochure through our IBD Help Center at info@ccfa.org. Highlights in IBD Research – a Webcast Join us for an educational webcast on Thursday, December 17 at 8 pm EST that will highlight research in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn about the importance of clinical trials, the future of IBD research, and how you can help pave the way for future therapies. Sign up today ► Support CCFA on Amazon Make a gift that supports IBD research this shopping season! Just find CCFA on Amazon Smile, and they'll donate 0.5% of every purchase. Check it out ► 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. One of the recently added studies is: Low-dose IL-2 for ulcerative colitis – investigating the safety and clinical effect of a medicine called “Interleukin-2” (or “IL-2”) in people with active ulcerative colitis, taking place at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. 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 Talk with an I​BD Info​rmation Specialist at 88​8.M​y.Gu​t.P​ain | 8​88-​69​4-8​87​2 Unsubscribe or update your email preferences

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