Connecticut Chapter

PO Box 303
Middletown, Connecticut, 06457
Phone: (781) 449.0324
(800) 314.3459
Fax: (781) 465.7273

Welcome to the Connecticut Chapter! Please visit our news and events pages for more information about programs in CT.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact the Chapter at Thank you!

*NOTICE 5/17/16* The location of tonight's Guilford Support Group Meeting has changed to the Community Center at 32 Church Street in Guilford


Golf Classic

Our 22nd Annual Connecticut CCFA Golf Classic is almost here! Join us on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury for our golf clinic, buffet lunch, tournament and dinner. Registration is $175 per person and dinner tickets are available for $40 for non-golfers. For more information or to register, visit our website at or contact Barbara Reisner at (860) 242-7233 or

Bottoms Up Cocktail Party

Please save the date for our first ever cocktail event in the Connecticut Chapter, Bottoms Up! The event will be on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6pm-10pm at the Glastonbury Boathouse. Join us for a night of delicious food, drinks, entertainment, auction and presentation of our honoree award to Mr. Jerry Padula, Esq. For more information, please visit 


Greater Hartford

It’s not too early to start registering for our May 15* Greater Hartford Take Steps Walk at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The website is live,, and is chock full of information!

*Please note:  We have moved weekends (to avoid Mother’s Day and the breast cancer walk) and our walk will now be on a SUNDAY.

You’re invited to the Greater Hartford Take Steps Kickoff Celebration.

This event is free but RSVPs are required:

Sunday, February 28 (snow date: Sunday, March 6)
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Dave & Busters
Manchester, CT

The first 50 people to RSVP who are registered for the Take Steps walk and who have donated or raised a minimum of $25 will receive a $10 Dave & Busters game card to use the day of the Kickoff.  Please RSVP by February 18. 

Connecticut Shoreline

SAVE THE DATE—the 2016 CT Shoreline Take Steps Walk will be Saturday, October 22.  Due to a large construction project at Hammonasset State Park they are not allowing any special events to be scheduled.  We will be moving our walk to the Guilford Fairgrounds.  More details to follow this spring!

The 2016 walk website will launch in late February.  If you would like to register for the walk before then simply contact Mary Kate Doherty at 203-376-4336 or and she will reactivate you.

Take Steps would like to thank our generous National Platinum Sponsor:



Team Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program through the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, where we train you to complete a half marathon while helping to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Team Challenge offers you personalized fitness training by experienced coaches, expenses-paid hotel accommodations at a great destination rate, a supportive team to train with each week, training clinics, a dedicated staff person, a mentor to be your fundraising coach and a team uniform. Come join us at an information meeting to learn more about our upcoming races in Napa and New Orleans! Visit today.



“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”  Brené Brown

Support groups are an ideal way of finding a space where you can feel heard and valued and where others have similar stories to share.  Visit a support group near you and share your story. You can also join our Online Community to read personal stories, join a discussion in a variety of forums, or visit the Online Support Group.


New Support Group in Hartford!- Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm in the Hartford Hospital Conference Room of the CTGI Building. Go to our support group page for more details!


Other ways to connect with us:

Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #22074

Take Steps Be Heard!

Join a walk for Crohn's & Colitis.
Register for a walk near you!

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!