Welcome to the Michigan Chapter!
Providing Hope. Inspiring Action.
We serve the entire state of Michigan and cities in Northwest Ohio through funding research, raising awareness, and providing education and support to IBD patients.
Learn more about our upcoming events, chapter news, and volunteer opportunities by clicking the links below.
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2016 West Michigan Open House
Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Founders Brewery(235 Grandville Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI)
to learn more about new program, ground breaking research we are supporting and meet our new Staff and valued West Michigan volunteers.
RSVP to Melissa Greer, Executive Director, at 248-737-0900 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 16, 2016.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please REGISTER online today! www.cctakesteps.org
WEST MICHIGAN TAKE STEPS WALK
Saturday, June 4, 2016 at John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids. Registration opens at 10:00am and Walk begins at 11:30am. For more information, to sign up or to become a sponsor contact: Rebecca Takacs-Britz at 248-737-0900 ext. 3 or email@example.com or visit www.cctakesteps.org/westmichigan2016
DETROIT METRO TAKE STEPS WALK
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Meininger Park, Royal Oak. Registration opens at 9:00 am and the Walk begins at 10:30am. For more information, to sign up or to become a sponsor contact: Sarah Arminiak at 248-737-0900 ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cctakesteps.org/detroit2016
Upcoming Educational Events
Patient Education Semicolon Event Tuesday, June 7th • Promedica St. Luke’s Hospital Classroom 1 6:00PM – 8:30 PM Connect with fellow IBD patients and their loved ones, learn more about Take Steps & ask a physician questions you may have. 6:00PM – 6:15 PM • Take Steps Kickoff 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM • Movie: Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl. This movie is a documentary of a severe case of Crohn’s and is best viewed by ages 15 and up. For more info on the movie visit www.semicolonmovie.com 7:45 PM – 8:15 PM • Q&A Please RSVP here, (248)737-0900 ext. 5 or via email@example.com Supported in part by:
Patient Education Semicolon Event
Tuesday, June 7th • Promedica St. Luke’s Hospital Classroom 1
6:00PM – 8:30 PM
Connect with fellow IBD patients and their loved ones, learn more about Take Steps & ask a physician questions you may have.
6:00PM – 6:15 PM • Take Steps Kickoff
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM • Movie: Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.
This movie is a documentary of a severe case of Crohn’s and is best viewed by ages 15 and up. For more info on the movie visit www.semicolonmovie.com
7:45 PM – 8:15 PM • Q&A
Please RSVP here, (248)737-0900 ext. 5 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported in part by:
CCFA FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: Extraintestinal Complications of IBD
For reasons that are not entirely understood, some IBD patients develop symptoms that are related to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis that occur outside of the gastrointestinal tract. In fact, between 25 and 40 percent of patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may experience extraintestinal complications. Some extraintestinal complications of inflammatory bowel disease — including fever, weakness, and loss of appetite — result from inflammation in the small intestine and/or colon. But there are also some people with IBD who suffer from certain types of arthritis, skin conditions, inflammation of the eye, liver and kidney disorders, and bone loss. Join CCFA on Wednesday, May 18 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST for a Facebook chat about the extraintestinal complications of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Emmanuelle Williams, MD of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will answer your questions about IBD complications outside of the GI tract and how they are managed. www.facebook.com/ccfafb.
New Treatment Option for Crohn's and Colitis: What Patients Should Know about Biosimilars
Wednesday, June 1st, 8:00 PM EST
Join us for a webinar that will help you learn more about "biosimilars," a new type of medication that has been introduced in the United States as a treatment option for chronic illnesses such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Though medications of this kind work similarly to other biological therapies, there are important differences in how they are approved, as well as questions to discuss with your doctor when considering their use. Register today!
This program is supported by a sponsorship from AbbVie, Inc.
SAVE THE DATE!
9th Annual IBD Update
October 29, 2016
Inn at St. John's, Plymouth MI
A co-ed residential summer camp for children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis!
Our 2016 session will be held at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI from July 10th - 16th
for campers (grades 2 - 11), Leaders in Training (grade 12), and volunteers (age 19+).
Click here to learn more and to apply to this exciting program!
Questions? Please contact : Janée A. Tyus,
(248) 737-090 Ext. 5 / email@example.com
Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #23714
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Get Fit, Make Friends, Change Lives!
Team Challenge Endurance Training Program
- Half Marathon
Run or walk a half marathon, train for a triathlon, or ride in a great cycling event at one our amazing destination races while raising vital funds for research. Join Team Challenge today!