Get Involved

 Team Challenge

Will YOU take the challenge and help find a cure for Crohn's and Colitis? Join Team Challenge, CCFA's endurance training program!  Our program offers options in 5k, 10k, half and full marathon, triathlon, IRONMAN, and cycle.  By signing up, you commit to raising funds and awareness to support CCFA's mission, and in return, you receive free coaching and 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. 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 in the late spring/early summer and Dayton in 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.