Northeast Ohio Chapter

4700 Rockside Rd Suite 425
Independence, OH, 44131
Phone: 216-524-7700
Fax: 216-524-7701

Welcome to the Northeast Ohio Chapter
               Serving Cleveland, Akron, & surrounding areas                     

Here's a Look at What's Happening in Northeast Ohio


Are you IBD Aware?

Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Weeks is Dec. 1-7th 2015

 Check out the local NE Ohio and web activities below:

  Tuesday Dec. 1st: 

  • Giving Tuesday: All 41 CCFA chapters across the United States will be pulling together for Giving Tuesday. We have a matching donor for this Giving Tuesday if you donate onDecember 1st you will triple your gift. Our goal is $25,000 which will equal $75,000 if met. Donate HERE.  Then share your story at .
  • East-Side Support Group meet up at Warrensville Heights Library from 7PM -8:30PM.  4415 Northfield Rd., Warrensville, OH 44128

Wednesday Dec. 2nd:   

  • Terminal Tower in Downtown Cleveland will be lit in CCFA colors (after dark!) Check it out and post your pictures on social media with #CLEisIBDAware
  • Are you one of our fantastic volunteers? If so then come join us for  Volunteer Appreciation Night at TownHall from 6pm to 9pm.  Click on the highlighted link above to RSVP.  If you are not yet a volunteer, you can fill out our Volunteer Registration Form HERE, submit it before 12/2 and join the party at TownHall.

Thursday Dec. 3rd:          

  •  Advance Provider Perspectives – Treatment for IBD Nursing Program. Are you or do you know a nurse that could benefit from this educational program that focus’ on nurses treatment and care of patients with IBD? This is a free event and you can earn 1.5 credits.  Limited seating available.

Saturday Dec. 5th

  • Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl in Akron. The Nightlight Cinema at 2:15PM, Tickets are $5 each, Seating is limited, so it is advisable to get your tickets in advance - purchase tickets here.
  • It's spin4 crohn's & colitis cures Saturday! We want to see your photos from #spin4cures events around the country. Post them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #spin4cures and #IBDAware

Monday Dec. 7th:             

  • Phil-an-thro-pi-a at Landerhaven. This is an annual Cleveland Favorite with 100% of proceeds coming back to the charity of your choice.  If you are attending, consider having your ticket donation come back to the NE Ohio CCFA office.
  • Join us at 1PM on Twitter for a special Awareness Week chat with our President & CEO Michael Osso! The chat will be moderated by Amber Tresca,'s IBD expert. Tweet your questions to @ccfa using the hashtag #IBDAware.


Akron Screening of Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl

About the film: A five month journey in the life of Dana, a feisty, funny, charming 25 year old, battling a severe case of Crohn's Disease.

When: Saturday, December 5th -  2:15 PM (83 Minutes)

Where: The Nightlight – Main
  30 N High St.
          Akron, Ohio 44308

Tickets: $5

Purchase tickets here.


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The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter presents:

Advanced Provider Perspectives:Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dinner at 6 PM and presentation at 6:30 PM

Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical Research Building, Room 105, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland (free parking available; must park at University Hospitals Patient Visitor Parking Garage which is located at 2040 UH Drive, Cleveland, Ohio)


This CE activity is targeted to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and associates involved in the care of IBD patients. The activity features an expert presentation by Mary E. Yursky, MSN, CNP, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Digestive Health Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and also features an interactive Q&A session.

At the program, you’ll learn more about:

• Symptoms and diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
• Assessment questions important in triaging the IBD patient
• Recent advances in the treatment options for IBD
• Approaches to restarting or changing biologic treatment in the IBD patient
• Indications for types of surgeries for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
• Barriers to adherence with IBD treatment plans and strategies to promote adherence

This free educational activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses involved in the care of patients with IBD. Registered nurses and physician assistants who complete all requirements will be eligible for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Support for this activity is provided by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region.

Before registering, please review full continuing education information at


Toast of the Town 2015

Saturday Nov. 7th 2015

Thank you to all that attened Toast of the Town!

Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors:

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Thank you to all of our fundraising participants and teams!!

Please continue raising money to support our mission of finding cures! 

Start your 2016 team today! For more information click here.


2016 Ask the Experts

Saturday, March 5, 2016 starting at 9 AM

Embassy Suites, Rockside Rd, Independence

Registration available in January 2016!

Questions? Contact or (646)438-3105


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