Team Challenge Northwest
One Team. One Goal.
CCFA Northwest Chapter is proud to announce Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and his wife Ashley O'Connor will run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 17th for Team Challenge. Alongside hundreds of others from around the country, Mike and Ashley will be trained by professional coaches this spring with their team in Seattle while raising critical dollars that will support the Foundation’s education and support services, and research initiatives.

Last year, over 2,000 people ran, walked, or cycled with Team Challenge. Participants at all fitness levels raised $8 million for research, education, and support services for patients suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases affecting over 1.4 million Americans.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
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 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, with more than 81 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 ( and the American Institute of Philanthropy ( For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit Join CCFA on Facebook and follow CCFA on Twitter @ccfa.

Any donation, big or small, will help us get closer to a cure. Your support is appreciated.

Team Challenge NW 2011

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $935.00
Goal: $10,000

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Anonymous Hidden "All the best to Mike and Ashley, with love, from a PJ fan"
Sharon Kelly Hidden "Heya Mike. Thanks for letting me know. Happy to help, as PJ music has certainly helped me. Gook luck, and hope you reach your goal. Many thanks, Shang"
Sarah Garrison Hidden "Mike, as a fan I would like to say that your music has been an inspiration for years -- not to mention a motivator on many tough runs! Good luck to you and Ashley with your training; enjoy the race. Thanks for being an inspiration and role model for others who are facing chronic health issues."
Marco van den Hout $50.00 "For Mike, C&C patients worldwide and all other Team Challange participants, from a PJ fan."
Anonymous Hidden "Mike and Ashley.. godspeed! I'm a huge fan, you always put a smile on my face and I feel blessed to be a Pearl Jam fan. Much love xoxo"
Susan S. Lee $20.00 "Dear Mike and Ashley, It is wonderful that you're doing this. Mike, thanks for all that you do to support people with chronic illness and for getting the word out, especially to all the PJ fans. I'm sure you have helped so many people (I'm one!) without knowing it through raising awareness at concerts and the Ten Club of the awesome organizations you support. Have fun at the marathon! All the best and many thanks, Susan S. Lee"
Eric Bassignani $10.00 "You are doing great work for CCFA, and people suffering from Crohns and U.C. I hope you reach your goal."
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Tonia Tonia $100.00 "You are an inspiration on and off the stage! "
Anonymous $25.00
Melissa Melissa $50.00 "Best of luck to you both! From another PJ fan."
John Russell $50.00 "Mike and Ashley, Good luck in the race. The whole experience will be very rewarding! Best of luck. John Russell"
Eric Stoffregen $50.00
Anonymous $50.00 "Good luck Mike & Ashley!! From a huge McCready/PF fan... see you at Alpine Valley!! :)"
liz McHugh $50.00
scott vanderpool Hidden "It'd be more if we had it right now. Keep doing good things, you're a good man for doin' 'em!"
Cathy Faulkner Hidden "Mike and Ashley, supporting you as your support others! Wishing you a wonderfully rewarding experience! Thanks for all you do!"
Doug Harrison $50.00 "Good luck Mike and Ashley! Wish I could join you...except for the running part."
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