It was the Annual Benefit Luncheon for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Northwest Chapter held at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle. Master of Ceremonies, Chris Adams led the way with introductions of Jennifer O’Connor, Regional Director for CCF; Dr Tim Zisman, MD, MPH guest speaker; and of course Mike and Ashely McCready who awarded Tiffany Meckle the McCready Family Award for outstanding participation and service in our community. Not to mention the introduction of Rachel Preston, Patient Advocate and Camp Oasis Camper along with her father Cade Preston. (View all the images here)
One never knows when IBD will strike. My sister has battled with Crohn’s disease for some 30 years. Drugs, surgery, emergency surgery, ostomy, ostomy take-down; the saga continues. But living a healthy life is possible with the help and support found at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
Did you know: Over 1.6 million children and adults in the US have IDB for which there is currently no cure.
- One of the fastest growing populations being diagnosed with UC or Crohn’s is children UNDER the age of 18.
- Millions of families know of or have at least one person affected by IBD.