Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter
Welcome to the Alabama/NW Florida Chapter!
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.
Since our founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."
33,000 - Estimated Chapter IBD Population
- Take Steps Birmingham - Saturday, April 29, 2017
- Goodwill Wednesday at Cahaba Brewing benefiting CCFA - Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- Take Steps Gulf Coast - Sunday, October 15, 2017
- 2015 Annual Report Shows Increase in Patient Services and Research
- Want to see the impact CCFA made in 2015? Check out our 2015 Accomplishments!
Support Group Schedule:
- Pensacola Support Group Meeting - Meets on the first Monday of each month- 6:30PM; seeking additional facilitators
- Mobile Support Group Meeting - INACTIVE*
- Birmingham Adult Support Group Meeting - Meets on the first Thursday of each month - 6:30PM
- Birmingham Pediatric Support Group Meeting - Time and location vary
- Huntsville Support Group Meeting - Meets on the third Monday of each month - 6:30 PM
- Tuscaloosa Support Group Meeting - INACTIVE*
Please visit the Support Group tab for more information!
*If you are interested in leading a support group in these areas please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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