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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...

2010-09-15 18:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven outstanding community volunteers have been named ABC/13 Women of Distinction and Ambassador for the 2011 Winter Ball, benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Houston Gulf Coast / South Texas Chapter. An ABC/13 News photographer and a contingent of friends and admirers staged a series of surprise announcements at various Houston venues for the Women of Distinction honorees: Susan Boggio, Jacqueline Chaumette, Lavonne Cox,...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today the five grand prize winners from the third annual Celebrating UC Success contest. Established in December 2007, Celebrating UC Success is a program that honors people who have found personal ways to help manage their ulcerative colitis (UC), a form of inflammatory bowel disease. The program highlights their successes to educate and inspire other patients and supporters of those with...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.