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February 2010

New England News

Monthly E-newsletter of the New England Chapter



16th Annual Mardi Gras Madness


Friday, March 5, 2010
7 pm – midnight

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA

$100 in advance | $110 at door
Raffle: $25 each | 5 for $100
Purchase your ticket today

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Team Challenge Bonus Meeting!


It's not too late to join the Team - 13.1 Boston!  

Learn more next week at our recently added

Make new friends and invite your friends to join now!

 Wednesday, March 3rd, 6 p.m.   
CCFA Office l 280 Hillside Ave., Needham  

RSVP to Alison at or click here   

Can't make it to this meeting but still want to be part of the team?  Contact or (781) 449-0324 x12 for more information

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REGISTER TODAY for Take Steps - CCFA's annual fundraising walk to cure Crohn's and colitis!

Help us be heard by joining us at one of our upcoming walks:

Take Steps Manchester, NH - Saturday, May 15, 2010
Take Steps Portland, ME - Saturday, May 22, 2010
Take Steps Boston, MA - Saturday, June 5, 2010
Take Steps Middletown, CT - Saturday, June 5, 2010
Take Steps Bristol, RI - Saturday, June 12, 2010

For more information about our Take Steps Walks and our 2010 Kick Off Parties please visit the links above!

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Advocacy Update


New IBD Legislation Introduced in House and Senate

The IBD Research and Awareness Act was introduced May 6th in the House and Senate. This legislation would:
  • Express the Sense of Congress that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease at NIH should expand research on IBD.
  • Authorize for five years an IBD Epidemiology Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Authorize the establishment of a Pediatric IBD Patient Registry at the CDC.
  • Authorize the establishment of an IBD Awareness Program at the CDC.

House Bill 2074 - 'Restroom Access Act'

In Massachusetts, the passage of the Restroom Access Act would allow IBD patients immediate access to any retail restroom facility, whether available to the public or not.

We need your help to contact your legislators, both federal and state to advocate passage of both of these bills in order to address the needs of the 1.4 million Americans with IBD. Please contact Craig Comins at | 781-449-0324 x 13 

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