Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's 18th annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom honoring Michele Sweetwood, Lorraine Schwartz and Lizzy Noble.
CCFA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), dedicated to finding the cause of and cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known collectively as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), through the pursuit of basic medical research and to improving the lives of IBD patients through professional and patient education as well as support programs. Founded in 1967, CCFA has been a part of virtually every scientific research finding in the area of IBD having contributed over $100 million to basic research during that time. More than $10 million is expended annually on the best peer-reviewed research in the world. CCFA also provides the most advanced and widely available professional education for physicians serving patients with IBD to ensure that the latest treatment advancements move quickly from the bench to the bedside, that is, from the laboratories to the doctor’s offices. More than 82% of all revenue raised is spent on core services of the CCFA mission.