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.

Take Steps Maine is this weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone on May 21 at the beautiful Payson Park in Portland, ME.

Take Steps Boston is just weeks away! Show up and show your support on June 4 at the Boston Common in Boston, MA.


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!


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.


The 2016 Boston Walk takes place June 4 at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common. Go to our website to sign up now! Feel free to reach out to Stacey Kokoros, with any and all questions.


Our 2016 Maine Walk takes place May 21 at the beautiful Payson Park in Portland. Sign up to walk now! We invite patients, families, friends, and supporters of all kinds to join us in the festivities and raise awareness for IBD. For more information about the walk or advice on starting your team, contact Jessica Gale at

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



A Night in White for the Cure

Don't miss CCFA's 4th Annual Summer Event: A Night in White for the Cure. Join over 300 CCFA supporters on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the New England Aquarium from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Hosted by the CCFA Young Professionals Committee*, CCFA is thrilled to honor two distinguished leaders at this event:

Sam Vaghar, 2016 CCFA Rising Community Leader.

Dr. Matt Hamilton, 2016 CCFA Rising Healthcare Leader.

Buy your ticket and join us on Thursday, June 23. All ages are welcome.

*Interested in joining the CCFA Young Professonals Committee? E-mail Jenna Wilson at

A Touch of Football

Calling all Patriots Fans! CCFA is now recruiting teams to play on the field at Gillette! This fall 2016, over 20 teams of CCFA supporters will compete on the field in a 7 vs. 7 flag football tournament. Start your own team today! The date of A Touch of Football will be released in mid- April once the NFL schedule is confirmed.

Fete of Food & Wine

A unique and unforgettable night! The Fete of Food & Wine will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Friday November, 11, 2016. The evening brings together elegance, luxurious food, and wine pairings. Join us for dancing, live and silent auctions, and decadent desserts.

The Fete of Food & Wine is presented by the Fete Host Committee, led by Co-Chairs Judi & Joey Karas, and Judi & Ed Walk. The evening will honor two distinguished leaders in IBD.

Email to learn more about our special events.


Team Challenge New England: We're recruiting for the Winter and Spring 2016 Team Challenge seasons! Run or walk a half marathon, train for a triathlon/Ironman or ride in a great cycling event at one of our amazing destination races. In exchange for fundraising, Team Challenge New England participants receive personalized training by professional run and walk coaches for an entire season. Additionally, the training program includes clinics and helpful tips on topics like nutrition, hydrations and injury prevention. Cross the finish line today in support of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis. Want to learn more? Visit and RSVP to one of our Information Sessions!



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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!