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We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to assist at our events or within the office. To get registered as a volunteer or to get information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us at

Power of Two program:
Provides one-to-one support and compassion to patients and their families suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This program is open to adults with IBD as well as parents of children with IBD. We are working to expand this program to serve spouses of people with IBD and teens. Would you like to assist others or do you need someone to talk with? Join our Power of Two Program. For details, email or call 301.287.8494.

Become a Member:
As a member of CCFA, you will help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits.  Membership benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on CCFA books, and invitations to participate in chapter events and programs. Individual memberships are only $30. Join or renew today!

Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research. This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Donations can be made online, mailed to the office address or paid with a credit card over the phone by calling 301.287.8494, ext. 2

Upcoming Events:

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission.

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.

82 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Our 2015 FALL events are here!

Hampton Roads Take Steps - September 26th

Northern Virginia Take Steps - October 18th

Register For a Walk Near You!


When you join the Team, not only will you receive a comprehensive program to help you achieve your fitness goals, but you will become part of the Team Challenge family. As a Team, we challenge ourselves, change lives and fundraise for cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - two painful, debilitating, and seldom-discussed digestive diseases. With Team Challenge, you become part of the solution!

Team Challenge
For more information on Team Challenge, please email Lauren Djidjoli at


This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Camp Oasis was built upon the highest standards of care, and offers activities that appeal to every taste. To learn more about this exciting program, please email or call:
Christopher Joyce, Regional Education and Support Manager at 412.823.8272 ext. 2 or

Golfers of all skill levels are invited to play in the Hampton Roads PUTT AN END to Crohn's and Colitis Golf Classic while raising awareness about the existence of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and the need to find cures. Participation includes green fees, lunch, drinks, dinner, and much much more.

For more information on Golf Classic please contact our office at 301-287-8494

denim diamonds logo 2015

The CCFA Denim & Diamonds Dinner & Auction is an exciting event that pays tribute to our brave friends, relatives, and colleagues battling Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, while raising money to support our mission of finding cures for these debilitating diseases.

The Washington, DC CCFA Chapter brings together young professionals with IBD to support one another, make new friends, raise awareness of Crohn’s and Colitis, and most importantly - have fun! The Young Professionals Group (YPG) has regular meetings once a month (third or fourth week of the month) with rotating locations to accomodate most members (note: no membership dues). They also organize fundraising events, such as happy hours, sports events, and teams at CCFA events such as the annual Take Steps walks in the region and are always open to new event suggestions! For upcoming events like our Facebook page HERE

For more information contact:
 Samantha Corey: or Jay Hunter:


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