On Thursday, April 24th hundreds of guests arrived at Olive 8 for the 2014 Annual Benefit Luncheon for Crohn’s & Colitis. Sandra Kim, MD presented a lively presentation on PROKIDS – discussing research and results of studies with young children with the disease. Tony Ventrella was engaging as he shared wit and widsom on living with challenging conditions no matter what the age. Mike and Ashley McCready presented the 2014 McCready Family Award to Lisa and Norm Judah; outstanding volunteers who are dedicated to helping others living with chronic illness.
I myself would like to thank CCFA for their work in the Seattle area.
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The dice were flying and the bidding was furious at the annual Casino Night & Auction benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation here in Seattle. Over $60,000 was raised with patrons walking away with VIP Pearl Jam concert tickets, Dinner with Nancy Leson, a Sayulita getaway just to mention a few.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect both children and adults. My sister was diagnosed over 30 years ago and today lives a very active life despite the occasional flareup and trip to the ER. Having a local chapter in our own backyard has been most helpful.
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I support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation because my sister has dealt with the disease for over 20 years. Giving back to CCFA is an honor. Meeting special people like Mike McCready and his lovely wife, the kids at Camp Oasis is all very rewarding. Once again I was on hand to offer my photographic skills in capturing the annual benefit luncheon. You can view the images from the luncheon be clicking here.
Mike McCready & Ashley O’Connor Award 2012 goes to Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
Below Ashley McCready and Barb Wodzin pose for a photo at the luncheon.
The Kennard Family get a chance to meet Mike McCready. Their yound son suffers from Crohn’s just like Mike.
My sister has Crohn’s disease. We are active in the local chapters and always willing to help out especially if it involves kids and photography! I took my buddy Mike with me and we spent the day with these remarkable kids at Camp Oasis; commonly known as Camp Colman. Activities included archery, art’s & crafts, swimming & boating, and the sport of ‘gaga’! You would not think that these kids have issues due to UC and Crohn’s; their energy levels are so high! I have published a ‘magazine’ that can be purchased online with all proceeds going to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation here in Seattle.
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