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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

  • Organizations-Nonprofit
12801 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 530
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 386-0607
(972) 386-0509 (fax)
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    CCFA?s mission is to cure Crohn?s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCFA has invested over $200 million in research, funding studies at major medical institutions and nurturing investigators at the beginning of their careers. ?
    There are 1 in 200 Americans living with IBD. We do not know what causes these diseases and there are no medical cures. 150,000 (about 10 percent) of people with IBD are children under age 18. Most people develop the diseases between ages 15 and 35. Children under 18 are the fastest-growing patient population and are often the most severely impacted by the diseases. Crohn?s and ulcerative colitis are extremely painful and debilitating and there is no cure.
    We have nine adult and pediatric support groups in North Texas where patients and their loved ones share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges. In 2014, 80 campers from across North Texas attended Camp Oasis at Camp John Marc in Meridian, Texas. Our local camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. This year