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May 2020 Nevada Chapter e-Newsletter

Million Dollar Emergency Fund Match & World IBD Day | Take Steps Virtual Walk | Spin4 crohn's and colitis cures | COVID-19 Resources | Support GroupsCamp Oasis | Virtual Day on the Hill  

Million Dollar Emergency Fund Match Opportunity!


You and I both now how important it is that everyone affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has access to the resources and support they need to thrive. 

That's why the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is still working hard on everything we were doing before the COVID-19 pandemic--funding research, education, and advocacy programs -- while now providing members of our community with the best and most up-to-date information available about the novel coronavirus and how it may particularly affect those of us with IBD; and we are creating and sharing new programs and materials regarding COVID-19 every single week.

Also, we'd like to remind you that there are just one more day left in our Emergency Fund's matching gift opportunity. Thanks to a generous donor, every contribution across all programs will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $1 million through May 15. Your donation to the Emergency Fund is vital to our ability to continue to support and inform our community in such difficult times. If you have not yet had a chance to support the Emergency Fund, please donate today!  

As we approach World IBD Day on May 19, it's more important than ever to come together as an IBD community. We hope you #StepUp4IBD with us on this global day to raise awareness and support the more than 3 million Americans with IBD.

We know many of our supporters are struggling during these difficult times. If you are able, we hope you'll give now to help keep our programs alive: https:/bit/ly/35COD0 

 Las Vegas Take Steps + Virtual  

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Our Take Participants are stepping up in a big way to support Crohn's & UC patients! Let's take a look at the leader board!  

We have raised $32,844 so far! We are half way to our goal of $73,000. Keep up the hard work - we can do this!


 Individual Walker

 Ben's Creepers - $1905

 Ronnie Grower - $5,088

Team Dana - $648

 Ben Etter - $1,647

 Kelley's Crohnies - $602

 Kelley Ring - $602

Thank you also to our National & Local Sponsors! We couldn't have gotten here with without you!


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While we may be in unusual times, our IBD community needs our support now more than ever! We have asked our Teams & Members, and individual walkers to "take over" our Take Steps Las Vegas Facebook page for a day to show patients and caregivers that they are not alone! Check it out!

Important Date: June 6, 2020
Take Steps Team & Family Hour | 5:00PM | Virtual Meeting | RSVP Here   

Save the Date - Take Steps Rally
Save the date for our virtual Take Steps Rally on May 30 at 12:00PM EST! This will be an opportunity for our constituents to get together and hear mission updates stories from Honored Heroes, fundraising ideas, to get excited for TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL on June 20 and feel coneected before their in-person postponed/fall walks. Additional details to come!    

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Our spin4 crohn's and colitis cures season is officially open for registration. We want everyone to embrace their #power2cure! Join us on September 25th for an epic ride at Downtown Summerlin! Learn more: We look forward to #partyonabike with you!

Please consider joining our 2020 event committee! We're looking for enthusiastic and passionate people who want to make an impact and lead the way for IBD cures. Planning meetings will be virtual for the foreseeable future, and we will move to in-person meetings when it is appropriate. If you're interested in learning more, please send us an email! We need YOUR help to plan spin4 crohn's & colitis cures las vegas!


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The Foundation is here to help you make send of the information in the news about the coronavirus (COVID-19). On our website we have a variety of resources to help support you through the challenges of COVID-19 and IBD. All information is based on the latest guidance from our Education committees (part of our standing National Scientific Advisory Committee). Please check back frequently for updtatesLEARN MORE  In addition, learn more about Mental Health and IBDIBDestressing, and Coronavirus and IBD: Vitamins, Supplements, and Complementary Therapies relating to COVID-19.

Please know that we are here for you. If you have any questions about COVID-19 and IBD, or IBD in general, you can reach out to our IBD Help Center at or 888MYGUTPAIN. 

Las Vegas Support Groups     


May 17, 2020
Adult| 10:00 AM | Virtual Meeting
RSVP Here 

These support groups are held for you to share stories, seek emotional support, find answers to your questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges. 

In addition the Foundation also offers an Online Community where you can get the support you need in managing your condition 24/7. Participate in disucssion boards, personal stories, submit questions and more. The Community also offers a live online support group program where you can connect with youru peers over four weekly chat sessions that are guided by various IBD topics. Learn more and register for an upcoming session!

For more information, please contact or 702.680.0036.  

Camp Oasis

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In the next few weeks, we will launch registration for our virtual summer camp! This program will be open to all age-eligible kids and teens with IBD. Please visit our website at for more information and updates in the coming weeks. 

Wishing our campers and their families the best in these challenging times. Please take care of yourselves, and others.   

Virtual Day on the Hill 2020

Because of COVID-19, we've moved our annual Day on the Hill to a virtual event, and we want all volunteers to join us! Over the next few weeks, we'll bring key components of our traditional, in-person Day on the Hill training to you on Facebook and our Advocacy Tools & Resources webpage. Follow along and join us on May 20 to call and email your legislators!

Need Help?

Contact our IBD Help Center: 888.694.8872 or For tips, sharing, and support from other people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, join our free Community site.

Our Mission

To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.