Highlights from the Northwest Chapter!


Annual Benefit Luncheon Raises over $251,000!

On behalf of CCFA and the Luncheon Committee, thank you for joining us at the 2016 Annual Benefit Luncheon! With your help we raised over $251,000 in support of CCFA’s mission and the 1.6 million Americans living with Crohn’s and colitis. Together, we help impact the lives of so many like Trina Seligman, the 2016 McCready Family Award Recipient and Erin Stedman, our guest speaker and CCFA advocate. Your support helps further research like the CCFA Risk Stratification Project that Dr. Jonah Essers spoke about, and expands the reach of programs like Camp Oasis--a typical summer camp for children with IBD with a focus on gaining confidence, feeling normal, and having fun!


Special thanks to Lisa Judah, our luncheon chair, the entire benefit luncheon committee, table captains, and volunteers. Without you we could not make this possible!

View all photos of the event courtesy of Gail Ann Photography 

Northwest Chapter Welcomes Emma Croston, Development Director

CCFA is excited to welcome Emma Croston as our new Development Director. Emma's role at the Chapter will be focused on our special events, including the Annual Benefit Luncheon, Microsoft 5K run/walk and our Flag Football Tournament. Emma has over 20 years experience in project management, special events, strategic planning, process development, and group leadership. She has served as special event manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and The Linehan Institute and has volunteered at numerous other fundraising events. She enjoys applying her creative and detail-oriented approach to developing and facilitating unique and memorable events. Emma was recognized by the The American Development Resort Association (ARDA) for her exceptional customer service as a customer relations manager and tour leader. Her commitment to support the CCFA mission is dedicated to an inspirational friend and mentor who lives with Crohn’s disease. In Emma’s spare time she has spent the past 24 years teaching skiing and coaching instructors as a certified instructor with the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).