Get Involved

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to assist at our events or within the office. For more information on volunteering, please contact Jillian Bante, Development Coordinator, 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!

Donations can be made online or mailed to the chapter office.  

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.

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

Our 2016 FALL events are here!

2016 Hampton Roads Take Steps Walk - September 18, 2016

2016 Northern Virginia Take Steps Walk - October 16, 2016

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 Kate Poole, Endurance Manager, at

The Washington, DC CCFA Chapter brings together young professionals with IBD to support one another, make new friends, raise awareness about 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, sporting 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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