Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter

2200 East Devon Avenue Suite 392
Des Plaines, IL, 60018
Phone: (847) 827.0404
Fax: (847) 827.6563

Welcome to the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter!

Here’s a quick list of what’s coming up in our chapter. (For more events, click the "Events" link to the left.)

  • "Cook for a Cure" at the Chopping Block: Join us as we collaborate in the kitchen and have an evening of fun to benefit the Illinois Chapter of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This year’s event will be held on Saturday August 29th from 6pm to 9pm at The Chopping Block at Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 107. There will be a Silent & Live auction with unique items, a cooking class with yummy tastings & great drinks! Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance! Click Here To Purchase TicketsFor questions please contact Jill Kruggel at or 847.827.0404

  • The Patient Education Program on September 10th will be held at Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center in the Multi-Purpose Room L10. The address is 4500 Belmont Road in Downers Grove, IL 60515. Topics and speakers include Taking Control: Managing IBD Decisions with Rockford Yapp, MD, Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Jerrold Schwartz, MD and Question & Answer Session with Eugene Yen, MD & Panel

  • The program will be from 6:30-8:30 pm and there will be a registration fee of $5.00. To Register call 847-827-0404 To Register Click Here

  •  Join us for the 6th Annual TK Camp Fundraiser September 12th, 2015 from 3–6pm at Doc Ryan’s 7432 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130. $30 will cover food, beer and wine. There will be great raffle prizes, a silent auction and kids activities. The TK Camp Fund was created by her family and friends in memory of Terese Klein who was passionate about Camp Oasis as a camper and counselor.  Find out more about the camp fund at
  • On October 3rd Kendra Scott Jewelry will be hosting an open event for CCFA. Proceeds benefit the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of CCFA. Kendra Scott Jewelry is located at 900 N. Michigan (Bloomingdale's Bldg). The event is approximately scheduled from 11am to 1pm. More details to come, but mark your calendars and invite your friends. Visit Kendra Scott Jewelry at (

  • October 3, 2015 Take Steps YMCA Rock River Valley, Rockford, Illinois 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. Walk with friends, family or co-workers and make it a morning to remember.  For additional questions or information contact

  • Join us for the CCFA Patient Education program for those affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. October 8, 2015 at Carle Foundation Forum-Pollard Auditorium 611 W Park St Urbana  IL  61801 6:30-8:30 pm Hear from experts in gastroenterology and patient wellness. Eugene Greenberg, MD will lecture on IBD Treatments: Finding Your Best Path &Glenn Gordon, MD will lecture on The Future of IBD Treatment: The Future Could Be Now Click Here To Register

  • October 24, 2015 CCFA Annual Gala Ditka's Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois Celebrate at our Annual Dinner Event while enjoying entertainment, participating in raffles and a live auction and raising funds for our important mission.  We look forward to  honoring those that have made a difference- Dr. Russell Cohen, Shirley Hulse and Ally Bain, known for her work in helping pass the Restroom Access Act. To purchase tickets click here. For additional questions or information contact

  • Team Challenge Heads to Las Vegas! Team Challenge heads to Las Vegas for the Lucky 7th time. Join in the fun while we Rock the Strip at night on November 15th. We have bibs for the full marathon, half marathon, and half of a half. Want more information? Visit or email Bridget at

  • December 5, 2015 Spin4 Join us as we spin4 Crohn’s & colitis cures. On December 5, 2015, CCFA will host its first indoor cycling and fundraising event. Think you’re tough enough? Ride solo for the entire two hours. Want less sweat and more fun? Grab some friends and form a team! For additional questions or information contact

Click the icon below to "like" us on Facebook and stay updated on the latest happenings!

Connect with us:

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!