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What a GREAT month we had!  We hosted Take Steps events in Southfield and in Grand Rapids, and both were a huge success.  It was so nice to be back together again, and celebrating the funds raised for the Foundation.  If you weren’t able to join us, we have plenty of opportunities coming up this fall. 

And this month is everyone’s favorite, CAMP OASIS!  This year we will be gathering by age groups virtually and have big plans for fun.  We will be sharing highlights on our Facebook page, and the Camp Oasis Instagram page.  Be sure to check it out to see the fun! 

I hope you all enjoy the summer warmth. 

Sincerely,
Melissa


NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION FORUM

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Newly Diagnosed Patients

If you or your loved one has been recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you may have many thoughts, questions, and concerns. Educating yourself, family, and friends about IBD will help you best manage your health and get the support you need. Check out our Newly Diagnosed webpage for videos, brochures, and web content, especially for newly diagnosed patients.

Health Maintenance for Pediatric IBD Patients

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can have a tremendous impact on the health of your child. This discussion guide highlights some of the things you can look out for and do to keep your child’s health on the right track. Check it out here.

Clinical Trials FAQs

Do you have questions about clinical trials? We have answers for you! Our Clinical Trials FAQs resource includes common questions about clinical trials from the process of participation, what happens after you participate in a trial, and more. This resource will help you become more knowledgeable, confident, and equipped to have clinical trials conversations with your doctor. 

https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/05-17-448-CC-FAQ-Infograph-PRINT.pdf

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The Get Gutsy: Tour Across America™, presented by Team Challenge, is back for its second year, and registration is now open! Join this virtual event to get active and raise funds.

How it works:

Register now: Fees range between $35-250 depending on the type of swag you choose.
Log your workouts in our app from July 24-August 15. Choose from a variety of options, including running, walking, cycling, paddling, and more!
The miles you log will move our Gutsy icon in a loop around the United States. You can even earn miles for time spent doing activities such as yoga or kickboxing.
Use your complimentary fundraising page to increase your impact (and earn additional incentives based on what you raise).

Learn more


BE PART OF OUR VOLUNTEER FAMILY!

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Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and are the keys to helping us achieve success in our mission.  Whether it’s raising funds, serving on our Board or a committee, or helping out at an event, each volunteer plays a pivotal role.  We have many opportunities to engage and be involved. Check out videos on our website to hear some testimonies from our Volunteers and learn how you can #joinMIIBD.


 THANK YOU SOUTHEAST MI TAKE STEPS 

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We are thrilled to announce that Southeast Michigan Take Steps presented by Medical Weight Loss Clinic has exceeded its goal by over $18,000!!!

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We had so many people attend Take Steps this year. We want to say thank you for supporting the IBD community and helping the Foundation continue the search for cures and ways to improve the lives IBD patients.

A few things to take note of:

Keep an eye on Facebook this week as pictures will be posted soon from Take Steps.

July 15th is the deadline to turn in any outstanding donations to count towards the incentive you can get. If you need to turn in a donation, you can mail them to Take Steps SE MI, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 25882 Orchard Lake Rd., Ste, 102, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.

Look out for an email the last week of July letting you choose the incentive you earned or donate it back to the Foundation, if you so choose. 

Again, thank you so much for all your amazing support!!! 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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WEST & CENTRAL MI TAKE STEPS

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Thank you to everyone that braved the weather and came out for West & Central Michigan Take Steps on June 26th! We had an amazing turnout and event. It was so great to see so many of you once again and connect. We have collectively raised over $93,500 toward our $115,000 goal and are trending to hit that by the end of the year. If you want to watch the slideshow and videos from day of you can do so here and you can check out our audio program here. I can’t wait for an even better walk as we get back to a traditional walk in 2022!


Evening of Hope Early Bird Prices extended until July 31!

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Don’t miss your chance to party like it’s 1920 at the Great Gutsby Gala—it’ll be the Cat’s Pajamas! The evening includes a complete 1920s-inspired cocktail reception, dinner, open bar, snazzy auction experiences, and live entertainment!

The Big Cheese approved an extension for our Early Bird prices until July 31! Get your tickets today at http://bidpal.net/hopeforibd2021 

For more information, tickets, or to make a donation, visit our webpage at http://bidpal.net/hopeforibd2021 or call Laura Marschner at 646-856-1295 or email lmarschner@crohnscolitisfoundation.org


 HARVEST & HOPS

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Harvest & Hops is coming up in just a few months here in West Michigan!  Our website is live, and you can purchase tickets and tables for the event easily on the site. Join us on Friday, October 22nd at 6:00pm. The event will be taking place at The Goei Center in Grand Rapids, MI and early bird ticket pricing is available now through September 1st. Head to the website to reserve your table or seats today!


 SPIN4 CROHN'S & COLITIS CURES

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Get your sweat on and pedal with a purpose on Sunday, Nov. 14th at 1:30pm at spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures Detroit! We’re hosting an epic #partyonabike at Cyclebar in Northville, and we hope you’ll join us. Don’t miss out on this year’s swag - each registered participant will receive their choice of a tech t-shirt or tank top, as well as a bag & cooling towel. 

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Social distancing measures will be in place for this event, and participants will also get complimentary access to our nationwide virtual event on December 4. Learn More 


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With Crohn’s disease, it can feel like life revolves around managing symptoms. For some people, flare-ups keep happening even with medication. A new Crohn’s disease clinical trial is testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational treatment. Learn more through our partner Infusion Associates.



 FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION 

We are very grateful for our Friends of the Foundation partners and all they do to support our mission! 

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 WELCOME TO OUR NATIONAL CORPORATE CIRCLE PARTNER!

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You can find WaterWipes locally at Meijer Stores

Help
Need Help?

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

Mission
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.