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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

We Can Accomplish Great Things in 2017

Starting the New Year OFF! With our CCFA Newsletter Letter from our President & CEO I hope 2017 is off to a wonderful start for you! Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our holiday match. I am pleased to report that, because of you, we raised over $500,000 to support research this holiday season! 2017 is going to be a big year for us—you will see many exciting advancements at the Foundation, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Because of your contributions, we will be able to move the needle on finding new and better treatments for Crohn’s and colitis, support new patient education programs, and much more. We would also like to thank both the returning and new members of our President’s Corporate Circle for their dedicated support of our mission: AbbVie; Allergan Plc; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Genentech, Inc.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Biotech, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Medtronic Plc; NestlĂ© Health Sciences; Pfizer, Inc.; Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.; RedHill Biopharma Ltd.; Salix Pharmaceuticals; Sandoz, Inc.; Shire Plc; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc. I am incredibly excited for the year to come, with all of you as my partners in achieving our mission of a future free of Crohn’s and colitis. Together, we can accomplish great things on behalf of the 1.6 million Americans living with IBD. Thank you again, Michael Osso President & CEO Discover a Stronger YOU at the Finish line! Team Challenge is excited to announce our new destinations and 2017 race lineup! Whether you’re a beginner or elite athlete, with our help, you can complete a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Cycle event, Triathlon, or IRONMAN. Take the first step toward your 2017 goals—join the Team Challenge Family and help us find IBD cures. CLICK HERE to learn more and speak with a local manager. • April 9 Paris Marathon – Paris, France • April 30 Big Sur International Marathon – Monterey, California • July 9 Saratoga Springs Half Marathon – Saratoga Springs, New York • July 16 Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half & 5k – Napa, California • July 30 Goleta Beach Triathlon – Santa Barbara, California • Aug 5 IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 – Boulder, Colorado • Sept 10 IRONMAN Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin • Sept 24 IRONMAN Chattanooga – Chattanooga, Tennessee • Sept 24 Berlin Marathon – Berlin, Germany • Oct 22 IRONMAN Arizona 70.3 – Tempe, Arizona • Nov 5 New York Marathon – New York, New York *More events will be announced! Click here to learn more and be the first to hear new race announcements. LEARN MORE ► Send a "Welcome to Congress" Letter The 115th Congress has started, and brand new and veteran legislators have convened in Washington, D.C. to consider important health policy items. Now is the time to send your legislators a "Welcome to Congress" letter that explains IBD, as well as CCFA's policy priorities for 2017 related to healthcare reform and IBD medical research funding. It's a great way to get a head start on building relationships with your legislators and educating them about IBD and your experiences. Click here to email your legislators a pre-written letter—all you have to do is add your story! TELL YOUR STORY ► Learning, Playing, and Healing at Camp Oasis Dealing with IBD as a child can be extremely challenging. That’s why CCFA proudly established Camp Oasis over a decade ago. This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Our camps allow patients to see that they are not alone, try all sorts of new sports and activities, and create friendships with people who truly understand them. Applications to attend Camp Oasis go live this month. Please visit our website for more information and to find a camp location nearest you! READ MORE ► Support CCFA Today Help us raise awareness about IBD, advocate on behalf of patients, continue our cure-focused research, and more. Winner Winner! Congratulations to our Apple Smartwatch winner—Sarah Weiss from the Cleveland Take Steps walk! Will you join Sarah and walk for cures in 2017? Learn more at www.cctakesteps.org. LEARN MORE ► Scholarships for IBD Patients Preparing for college can be an exciting, yet costly, time. Scholarships for IBD patients can help defray these costs. While CCFA does not directly offer scholarships, you can find information about various opportunities here and here—or reach out to our IBD Help Center for additional information at info@ccfa.org. LEARN MORE ► Colorectal Cancer Risk and Prevention Check out our webcast on colorectal cancer to learn more about risk factors for developing colorectal cancer in patients with IBD, and procedures that can help detect precancerous cells. You’ll also learn ways to reduce your risk. LEARN MORE ► Don’t Miss Our Facebook Live Chat! Join us on January 26th from 1:30-2 p.m. EST for a Facebook live video chat with CCFA President & CEO Michael Osso to hear what we have planned for 2017. The chat will take place on our Facebook timeline—and you can submit your questions ahead of time to socialmedia@ccfa.org. LEARN MORE ► CCFA provides a comprehensive database of studies, clinical trials, and other research opportunities on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Use our search tool to access listings for current and upcoming opportunities to participate in. 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. 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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