Triangle Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to Host Youth Fall Fest

Top Quote Educational and Social Event for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Chapel Hill. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) September 26, 2012 - Chapel Hill, NC: On Saturday, October 27, 2012 the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host their annual Youth Fall Fest for children, ages 7-17, who are living with inflammatory bowel disease.

    The Fall Fest is a time of fun activities for the children and an opportunity for parents to talk to medical staff concerning their child's IBD, as well as share with one another.

    Of the 1,400,000 people living in the US with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 10 percent of them are under age 18. Education and support is available for families living with a child with IBD thanks to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America events.

    The event will be held at the UNC Hospital, NC Cancer Hospital, Conference Rooms 1 & 4, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC from 9:00- 11:30 am. Registration for the parent and youth events is separate and can be found at

    Youth Session will be led by Recreational Therapist for NC Children's Hospital, Meghan Fox LRT/CTRS, CCLS. The Adult Session will be led by Dr. Sandra Kim of UNC Chapel Hill and Dr. Nancy McGreal of Duke Hospital.

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic intestinal conditions including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. Nearly 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. IBD, which can be diagnosed at any age, most often affects people between 15 and 35 years, old but has even been found in babies as young as 18 months old.

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