Get Involved

There are a variety of way that you can help support the mission-critical research, education and support programs of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Whether you donate our time, money, resource or skills, you can help make a difference in the lives of the over 1.6 million Americans suffering from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Join us in our mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Volunteers needed
The Long Island Chapter is always looking for dedicated volunteers to lend a helping hand! Many volunteer oppurtunites to fit your expertise. Please contact the Chapter office if you are interested in volunteering by calling (516) 222-5530 or downloading our volunteer application and email to or fax to (516) 222-5535.


Honor a Loved One with a Donation
Making donations on behalf of other or in memory is a meangful way of recgonizing commitment to an important organization that is working towards a cure. You can make a tribute or memorial donation and we will send a card to the honoree  or family. Your tribute gift can be mailed to
CCFA Long Island
585 Stewart Ave, Suite 304
Garden City, NY  11530
For questions, charges and more information contact Jennifer Contino at 516-222-5530 or


The LI Young Professionals Group advances CCFA's mission through advocacy, fundraising and networking. All interested patients, friends and family members ages 22 to 40 who live or work on Long Island are encouraged  to join.  See the events section for upcoming meetings and follow CCFA Young Professionals of Long Island on Facebook for announcements.



Keyholder’s Circle
The Keyholder's Circle members are stakeholders who, by possessing the resources to make a significant gift to research, "hold the key" to a cure. The Keyholder's Circle meets four times a year, in small private settings, with leading IBD experts, to learn about the latest in scientific research.  For more information on membership in the Circle, please contact Susan Gomberg, Development Director at (516) 222-5530 or by email at




You can Change – Challenge – Cure
There's a great destination race waiting just for you, from the beaches of Florida to the Las Vegas strip! Train for a half marathon race and fundraise for a cure.
Information meetings are ongoing in July and August. Go to Team Challenge Long Island, or contact Sima Matthes, Endurance Manager at or 516-222-5530 to sign up or for more information.


Take Steps For Crohn's & Colitis
Walk to raise funds and awareness for Crohn's and colitis in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere! For more details on becoming a fundraising team or individual, corporate sponsor, volunteer, as well as event details, visit or contact Suzanne Beck, Walk Manager at or 516-222-5530.





Join a Committee
Want to get involved with the Long Island Chapter? Join a committee to help plan special events, education program and more. Ongoing committees include

  • Events
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Train to become a support group leader

For more information about committees please call (516) 222-5530.