New England Chapter

72 River Park Street, Needham Heights, MA 02494, USA Suite 202
Needham, MA, 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.

*NOTICE* Our MGH Support Group has relocated to the Haber Room on the 1st Floor of the Blake Building at MGH for the February meeting. Please contact Alicia Barron,, for information regarding future meetings.

*NOTICE* We have been experiencing technical difficulties with our  find a support group page and are looking to resolve these issues quickly. For assistance finding a support group in your area please e-mail


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!


Save the Date! This year's Boston Patient Symposium will take place March 20, 2016 from 8:00am-12:30pm at the Sheraton Needham. Registration is open.


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 now and sign up! While you're there, you can read up on our local hero, see more walk details, and RSVP to our Kickoff Party. For this year's Kickoff Party we are heading over to Showcase DeLux at Legacy Place in Dedham for the Premiere of Disney's Zootopia. Tickets are on us, and you'll even get a concession voucher at this entirely free event. In order to attend you must RSVP by February 28th. 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


CCFA Young Professionals Committee: Meets monthly. E-mail Jenna Wilson, for more information.


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!



Other ways to 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!