“Howl at the Moon” Halloween Party to Benefit CCFA

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“Howl at the Moon”, a fundraising event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, will be held on October 19th at the Mattress Factory Art Museum. The Museum’s unique venue will be open to the night sky for an indoor/outdoor experience to celebrate the full moon. Guests will enjoy live music, appetizers, and snacks, an open bar, and an evening filled with magical events celebrating Halloween. Tarot, rune, palm and crystal readers will be available to guests, along with other games and surprises.

Attending in costume is encouraged and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories at 10 p.m. A silent auction and raffle will also benefit CCFA.

All Night tickets (7-11 p.m.) are only $125 per couple and include heavy appetizers, and Witching Hour tickets (8 p.m. admission) are only $100 a couple.  Group and student rates (over 21) are also available, and tickets are on sale at the chapter’s website at www.ccfa.org/chapters/wpawv.  Guests may also purchase tickets over the phone at 412.823.8272 and from committee members – attendance is limited to 300.  Corporate sponsorship opportunities to support this event and CCFA are also available until October 3rd.

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About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America:

Howl at the Moon benefits the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of CCFA which covers the western third of Pennsylvania east to State College and north to Erie, and all of West Virginia. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases.  More than 1.4 million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) or 1 in 200.  The majority of patients with IBD are diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 35, and a tenth of cases are now in children under the age of 18.  Both diseases are chronic, debilitating, may require lifelong commitments to medication, and frequently require surgery.  Patients experience many long term complications due to the chronic nature of these illnesses.

CCFA’s largest impact is an investment in IBD research.  Since the Foundation’s inception in 1967 CCFA has invested more than $200 million in research; in 2012 alone $16 million funded more than 160 research grants. More than 80% of the Foundation’s total revenue supports its mission critical programs; research, educating patients and professionals, patient services and advocacy.  To learn more please visit the CCFA website at www.ccfa.org.

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