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2011-05-05 00:00:31

The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host a Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk on May 21, 2011 at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 On May 21, 2011 at the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk, the nation's largest annual walk dedicated to finding...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

K'NEX will donate 10% of online sales to The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation during the month of April Hatfield, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and K'NEX, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Loveâ“ž¢, are proud to announce that for the third year they will...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Three-Time Ironman Champion to Provide Coaching & Support New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 Beginner, intermediate, and advanced cyclists are invited to participate in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge Cycle program and train for the 50 mile Centurion Canada race taking place on September 18, 2011 in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Ontario, Canada. In addition to training athletes for the race, the program helps raise funds to benefit the Crohn's &...

2011-04-04 11:00:00

Features tools to help patients manage risks and benefits of disease-related decisions NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that affect over 1.4 million Americans -- is a journey of choices. To help educate patients on the right choices to make for themselves, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA),...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its 36th annual Renaissance Ball. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its 36th annual Renaissance Ball at the Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing. The black-tie affair is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter,...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. This free program...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced that Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. This new caucus will work to promote awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel...

2011-03-08 19:36:00

LAS VEGAS, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, a musical format that revolutionized the running industry, has surged to the front of the pack once again by announcing the first ever nighttime start for the 2011 Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to Benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Runners will span across all eight lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday night, December 4, exclusively shutting down the...

2011-03-04 00:00:30

Joseph Melenick, 17, of Bay Village, Ohio, has gone above and beyond to raise much-needed awareness of Crohn's and a similar disease called ulcerative colitis, and nearly $50,000 for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's research, education, and support initiatives. New York, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Since his diagnosis five years ago at age 12 with Crohn's disease, a chronic and often debilitating digestive disease, Joseph Melenick, 17, of Bay Village, Ohio, has...

2010-11-15 08:30:00

New interactive components lead to better Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis education and disease management NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced the launch of new enhancements and resources to its online community (www.ccfacommunity.org). Developed to meet the dynamic needs of patient groups, this site serves as a free resource to provide patients and families with the vital peer support they need in...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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