New England Chapter

72 River Park Street
Suite 202

Needham, Massachusetts, 02494
Phone: (781) 449.0324
Fax: (781) 465.7273

Welcome to the New England Chapter!  We serve Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


CCFA Ski Trip to Montana! 

A tempting offer for ski enthusiasts... CCFA is hosting an exclusive ski trip to a private ski resort in Big Sky, Montana this Febrary 2017 with ski pro & Warren Miller movie star, John Egan. If you're interested in skiing with the best, at the most beautiful and luxurious private club, while giving back to CCFA, this is the trip of a lifetime! Click here for more information, including availability, pricing, and dates.  


Fete of Food & Wine

On Friday, November 11, the Fete of Food & Wine raised over $900,000 to advance the mission of CCFA. Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, attendees, event committee, and honorees: Dr. Neal LeLeiko, Humanitarian of the Year, and Raanan Katz, Man of the Year. 

Each year, you continue to amaze us with your generosity and dedication to finding cures. Please take a look at videos and photos below from the event!

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures

Thank you to everyone who participated in our spin4 crohn's & colitis cures event on October 30, 2016. The event was a huge success and we raised over $40,000 to fund the CCFA mission!


Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is a family-friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases. In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together more than 240,000 people and raised more than $60 million to help further CCFA's mission. More than 80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation. Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends, and the IBD community to celebrate. These festivals are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.


Take Steps Maine and Boston are now behind us, and we couldn't be more grateful for the overwhelming support and generosity. Thank you so much to everyone who took part in these fantastic events, it was sincerely inspiring.


Take Steps Western MA & Take Steps Rhode I sland were both such a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, and offered their support. We are grateful for everyone's passion and commitment to CCFA. 

Take Steps would like to thank our generous National Platinum Sponsor:



Check out our New England Support Groups! Info for each group can be found in the Support Group tab on the left-side menu of this page.

If you have an ostomy and are seeking support, you might consider attending an MGH Ostomy Support Group Meeting as well. This group is not affiliated with CCFA or the CCFA Boston Support Group which also meets at MGH.

Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group
Date: Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: Wang Building, Suite 455 Surgical Clinic conference room

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor for others with IBD? Are you looking to receive one on one support from a trained mentor? Then contact to find out how to get involved in our Power of Two Program!


Team Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program unlike any other. It’s a unique opportunity to change your life and the lives of others. After our customized training program, you will have forged new friendships and accomplished things you never thought possible. No matter what your fitness level, you will train for a rewarding and exciting endurance event at one of our great destination races while raising vital funds to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Team Challenge New England is proud to debut a new program in 2016:

Race in Orange lets you take the Team Challenge experience to any competition. Cross the finish line today in support of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis. Want to learn more? Contact Jennifer Muschinske, New England Endurance Manager.



Other ways to connect with us:


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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!