Raising Funds to Cure Crohn’s & Colitis

Take Steps for Crohn's

Hello to all,

Many of you we have seen in recent months and for others it has been a while. I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Once again, on Saturday April 30, our Team MikAddy will be participating in the Triangle Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, NC. CCFA Walks are the nation’s largest events dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our fundraising goal is $750 for this worthy cause and I need your help to reach this goal!

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for painful and debilitating IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). They have invested more than $200 million in research and they also fund disease-specific education, support, and treatment information. For the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from the debilitating effects of IBD (our daughter, Adelena is one of them) nothing is more important than finding better, more effective treatments, and ultimately, cures.

Take Steps is the foundation’s premier walking event, raising needed funds for their mission of finding cures and improving the quality of life for patients. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. You can donate online or mail your gift to 78 Lauren Rose Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312. If you feel so led, please inquire if your company has a matching gift program. If so, simply complete the required form and mail it along with your donation to the above address. This is a great way to double your support! With your help, we will fund important research, patient education and support for millions of Americans.

Again, to donate online, follow this link: http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/Chapter-Carolinas?team_id=190769&pg=team&fr_id=6064

Click on “Donate” found in the upper right corner. From that menu, select the 3rd choice, which is “Donate.”

If you would like to register as a walker you will see that choice also under the “Donate” button.

“Thank you” are words we use to express appreciation. That expression does not really convey enough, but we hope you know our gratitude is sincerely and deeply felt.

Thank you,
Maria, Greg and Adelena

 

(Updated April 15,  2016)


Past Events

April 25, 2015

Take Steps with the Pittsboro Roadhouse to Cure Crohn’s – Walk at Lake Crabtree Park. Overall over $100,000 was raised!

July 18, 2014

Fundraiser for Crone’s Disease and Colitis with Durham Ukulele Orchestra

The event was casual evening of food, friends and music to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Carolinas Chapter. Optional door donations and raffle proceeds will benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America [CCFA] IBD research, support and education programs.

April 26, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases

 


*CCFA is Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Eleven WILD Things to Do in Pittsboro, NC

Taking the lead from the Hilton Head Island’s post on Bluffton, SC, here are eleven wild things to do in Pittsboro, NC.

Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro NCx6001. Visit the Carolina Tiger Rescue. Go online and reserve tickets for a day with a good weather forecast. Your visit helps support the tremendous stewardship they provide these mostly rescued large cats.

2. Rent a boat at Crosswinds Boating Center at Jordan Lake: fishing boats, pontoon boats or kayaks.

3. Do a Pub Run on a Monday at 6pm starting at The City Tap and support the good work of The Abundance Foundation.

4. Join a Dance of Universal Peace 1st Wednesdays at the East Chatham Senior Center. 7:30.

5. Take a Road Ride on a Wednesday at 6pm with cyclists from Pittsboro Bicycles.

6. Head down Industrial Park Drive, take a left on Lorax Lane, and a right past Screech Owl and park outside the gate and walk past the Bio Diesel Plant for a tour and tasting at Pittsboro’s First and Only Distillery – Fair Game Beverage Company for a tour and tasting.

7. Get Fairy Hair from Finklepott’s Fairy Hair Flare when they visit during Pittsboro First Sunday at Barringer Family Dentistry, or at Starrlight Mead, or The Joyful Jewel. Call the venues for their next dates.

Kayaking

Haw River Canoe

8. Call the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. and get on a paddle board, canoe or kayak at Bynum or Saxapahaw.

9. Time your Pittsboro visit for a Pecha Kucha night, once every quarter put on by The Abundance Foundation. Be in a room with a hundred people listening to presentations in a format that’s taking the world by storm.

10. Get in front of a mic and sing! Wednesday nights: at Open Mic at The City Tap on Wednesday.

11. Bring $1,000 to town and shop for new art or furniture for your home and some gifts for your self , family or friends. We have a half dozen antiques stores and two art and fine craft galleries in historic downtown.

 

The Goat Parade in Pittsboro NC

The Goat Parade has arrived in Pittsboro NC.

The Galloway Goats are on parade!

(Well, maybe on display is more precise.) They’re all over town! And just in time for the Pittsboro Fall Street Fair on Saturday October 25, 2014! Pittsboro is the place to be for fall and holiday fun for the whole family.

We’ll share the pictures here, but you’ll have to visit Pittsboro to find out which goats landed where!

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Did you see any that didn’t belong?

Why goats? Why a Goat Parade? It’s for a very good cause, and as we do in North Carolina, it also celebrates North Carolina artists!

*All photos courtesy of Galloway Ridge’s Facebook Page.

Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

 

GOA 2014 10th Anniversary Dinner

Don’t miss the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Guardians of Angels Humane Society THIS Sunday eve, October 26 at 5 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse – 39 West Street in Pittsboro on Courthouse Circle.

The Guardians of Angels Humane Society has been a tremendous force for the well being of cats and dogs and animals in Chatham County and beyond. Join the Guardians of Angels in celebrating their tenth anniversary with a free dinner, Animal All Star Awards, Speaker / Investigator David Hunt from Columbus Ohio, and our very special Roy Underhill of the PBS woodworking show.

“Come on out and celebrate ten years of progress in animal welfare with us,” said Terry Dorsey, former president of the Guardians of Angels and an indefatigable advocate for animal compassion.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26

5 PM

Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner

39 WEST STREET

PITTSBORO NC

Wine & Cheese – Light Dinner

Wine & Cheese is served at 4:30 pm and a light dinner is served at 5:00 pm sharp! At 5:30 pm, dog fighting investigator David Hunt speaks about animal issues which affect people everywhere. Also, don’t miss the Animal All Star Awards and a word from the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

The dress is casual, the Roadhouse food is excellent and there will be lots of people who are working to end animal suffering and euthanasia in North Carolina. This is a free event and a cash bar is available.

Update from Guardians of Angels

Guardians of Angels Tee Shirt

The new Guardians of Angels Tee Shirts look great! This year, we are going to raise our annual expense plan undefined 10K in one evening. That’s 100 Tee Shirts for a donation of $100 or more – Sunday evening only! There will also be opportunity to join Team GOA and make sure that the Adoption Center breaks ground soon.
In a recent questionnaire, candidates Karen Howard, Jim Crawford and Diana Hales all responded enthusiastically to building the Adoption Center and strengthening animal protection laws in the County. Candidates and current commissioners Walter Petty, Pam Steward and Brian Bock did not submit responses to the GOA Questionnaire. Commissioner Bock did state in an e-mail to GOA that: “I support the proposal of the new adoption center.  I spoke with the health director this week about it. I would expect that our next CIP will include it”.
Before you vote, make sure your candidate commits to building the Adoption Center and approves the 2015 Capital Investment Plan to get it started! Early voting has begun in Chatham County and you can vote for all commissioner candidates, and during early voting, you can vote at any polling station, no matter where you live. County Commissioners in Chatham are all voted for as at large representatives, which means that no matter where you live, you can vote for all the candidates.

Chatham County Animal Adoption Center

The County now has an Adoption Center design and the land on the ten acre campus of the current animal shelter for an Adoption Center deigned by Bacon Group Architects. It is time to include it and vote for the funding in the 2015 Capital Investment Plan (CIP).  While Health Department Director Layton Long called on Thursday to say he cannot make it Sunday evening, GOA will have some copies of the Bacon Group Design. Lead designer Rick Bacon recommends that building the Adoption Center take priority over renovating the current shelter.
As you can see, there is a lot happening and a lot to celebrate after 10 years of hard work, so don’t miss the celebration this Sunday night.
Thanks for being the voice of the voiceless animals that we all love!

Pecha Kucha – Pittsboro Roadhouse – Jun 2

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Pecha Kucha is sponsored by the Abundance Foundation and held at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. Look for an event each quarter.

Coming Pecha Kucha Events  – June 2, 2015

Past Pecha Kucha Events

  • March 10, 2015
  • November 25, 2014

Read all about it here, on the Abundance Foundation website.

Pecha Kucha in Pittsboro NC USA

What’s Pecha Kucha?

Read about it here. 20 PowerPoint Slides in 20 Seconds.

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Dinner Benefit for Cinderella’s Closet: January 30, 2014

Cinderella’s Closet Dinner Benefit January 30, 2014

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[Updated January 30 10:30 am.] Come for dinner and lend your support the affordable way on January 30, 2014: 10% of your order will be donated by the Roadhouse to Cinderella’s Closet of Chatham County.

Cinderella’s Closet of Chatham County North Carolina is having their annual benefit at the Pittsboro Roadhouse as they prepare for the 2014 prom season. We’re delighted to be able to support an organization that helps give young people the chance to have a magical evening on their prom night.

Due to the snow and ice, our band for the evening, Lowland Hum from Greensboro had to cancel, but we’re sure to have good music, whether live or not.

Time:  

5 p.m. – closing

Place:

Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Downtown Pittsboro

Cost:

Just order your dinner as you normally would, and 10% goes directly to Cinderella’s Closet.

Menu:

Choose from the Pittsboro Roadhouse Dinner Menu.

Donations:

Cinderella’s closet welcomes gently used or new formal attire and accessories.

Read more on the event listing.

Cash or check donations are also appreciated and helpful.