Get Involved

 Team Challenge

Will YOU take the challenge and help find a cure for Crohn's and Colitis? Join Team Challenge, CCFA's half marathon training program!  By signing up, you commit to raising funds and awareness to support CCFA's mission, and in return, you receive free coaching and group training, all the tools you need to fundraise (including a website!), a t-shirt, race accomodations (including lodging, race entry fee, Team Challenge race singlet, and pre-race pasta party), and more! Visit our Team Challenge page to learn more and see where we're headed next!


 Take Steps

Take Steps, Be Heard for Crohn's and Colitis! Take Steps is CCFA's largest fundraiser nationwide, with over $32 million raised in just 4 years. Now in its 5th year, Take Steps is in all 50 states, and over 150 communities across the nation.  Walkers that participate in Take Steps sign up as individuals or as teams, and set fundraising goals.  Walkers that reach specific fundraising levels are rewarded with prizes including t-shirts, hats, and even electronics! The event includes a festival, including food, entertainment, and helpful information on Take Steps. Participants truly enjoy raising awareness for Crohn's and colitis, and the opportunity to come together and meet others affected by these illnesses.

Locally, the Take Steps walks occur in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky.  The 2015 Cincinnati walk will be May 30th at Sharon Woods, with Dayton scheduled for the fall!


 Camp Oasis

~A co-ed residential summer camp for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis~

Click here to learn more about this exciting program, or contact Becky Johnson-Rescola at or (216) 524 - 7700 Ext. 5.


We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us both in and out of the office.  Office tasks include typing, filing, mailings, and other administrative tasks.  Out of office tasks include helping with calls to potential donors, and distribution of marketing materials.  You could also choose to serve on a planning committee for a special event, or as an ambassador to local patients.  Call 513-772-3550 or email if you’re interested.


Become a Member

As a member of CCFA, you help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits.  These benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on CCFA books, and invites to participate in chapter events.  Individual memberships start as low as $30. Join or renew today 



Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research.  This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one.  Donate online, mail a gift to our office, or pay over the phone with a credit card by calling 513-772-3550.

If you would like to become a member of our Research Alliance, and join our donors who are funding on-going research projects, please call 513-772-3550 and ask specifically about becoming a member of the Research Alliance.