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!


Bottoms Up Cocktail Party

Our first ever cocktail fundraising event in the Connecticut Chapter, Bottoms Up, was held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Glastonbury Boathouse. It was a wonderful evening full of delicious food, drinks, entertainment, auction, and presentation of our honoree award to Mr. Jerry Padula, Esq. If you are interested in being involved in our 2017 event as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Whitney Abel at or call (860) 759-0232 for more information. 


Connecticut Shoreline

*New Location* Take Steps Connecticut Shoreline takes place on Saturday, October 22 at the Guilford Fairgrounds. Join your local IBD community in walking for awareness, support and cures! Registration is open and more details can be found on our website.

Contact Mary Kate Doherty at 203-376-4336 or for more details

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


Join CCFA CT for two educational programs this fall!!

Our first program is on Wednesday, October 26th at the Derby Neck Library with D. Dinesh Pashankar and Dr. Sandra Escalera presenting on "Improvements in the Care of Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis." The program will cover both adult and pediatric IBD.

Our second program is on Wednesday, November 16th at the Riverfront Community Center in Glastonbury with Dr. Joseph Cappa and Dr. Wael Sayej presenting on "IBD Treatments" and "Pediatric IBD: What Parents Need to Know" respectively. For more information and to register for these programs, please visit or 


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!