Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter

Birmingham, AL, 35259
Phone: (646) 387-2149

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

Upcoming Events:

Birmingham Patient Education Program - Saturday, April 11

Join us for a free half day Birmingham Patient and Professional Education Program on Saturday, April 11. More information to come! (REGISTER TODAY!)

Birmingham Nursing Perspectives Program - Saturday, April 11

CCFA invites you to join us for a FREE CEU educational event! Nurses, ARNP, PA can receive CEU for attending. (REGISTER TODAY!)

Take Steps Birmingham - Saturday, May 30 

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M. Join us Saturday, May 30 at Homewood Central Park for the eight annual Take Steps Birmingham Walk! (REGISTER TODAY!)

Upcoming Resource & Support Group Schedule

  • Birmingham Support Group Meeting - Thursday, April 2 - 6:00PM
  • Pensacola Support Group Meeting - Monday, April 6 - 6:30PM
  • Mobile Support Group Meeting - Tuesday, April 7 - 6:00PM
  • Huntsville Support Group Meeting - Coming Soon!
  • Please visit the Support Group tab for more information!



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Get Fit, Make Friends, Change Lives!

Team Challenge Endurance Training Program

  • Half Marathon
  • Triathlon

Run or walk a half marathon, train for a triathlon, or ride in a great cycling event at one our amazing destination races while raising vital funds for research. Join Team Challenge today!