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Comedy and Cocktails for Crohn’s and Colitis

Laurie Forster, The Standup Sommelier, fresh from her New York City debut performance at Caroline’s on Broadway will be hosting a comedy event you won’t want to miss! Jayme Ploff of 410 Band will also be performing! Friday, September 6, 2013 starting at 8 p.m at The Milestone (9630 Technology Drive Easton, MD 21601)

Tickets are only $25.00 per person and include light fare. There will be a Silent Auction and Cash Bar stocked with some of Laurie’s favorite wines, beer and a signature cocktail! Advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets may be purchased via www.thewinecoach.com/comedy4CCFA. For additional information, contact Dawn 410-253-1188.

About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere from the mouth to the anus, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with long-term disease. Some 1.4 million American adults and children suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’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. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, and more than 79 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-783-8006 , the Maryland Chapter at 443-276-0681 or visit www.ccfa.org.