Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Event
We have a vast network of more than 40 CCFA chapters and affiliates nationwide—each with its own volunteer board and Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. Each chapter brings the work of the entire Foundation to their local community. You can make a difference by connecting and participating with your local chapter.
Discover which of these support programs and activities are offered in your local community. Just search for our events by keyword or by city, date, or category.
- Join Take Steps Be Heard, our nationwide fundraising walk program that makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission and meet our goals.
- Test your limits with Team Challenge, our endurance training program.
- Send your child to Camp Oasis—our local and regional summer camps for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Connect with others who are struggling to cope with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) through one of our 300 support groups.
- Attend live education seminars and programs geared for patients and health care professionals.
- Stay informed about upcoming seminars, support groups, and events in your local community through your chapter newsletter or national newsletter.
- Ride or volunteer for Get Your Guts in Gear: The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis to help support CCFA.
To find out more about all of our programs and activities in your area, contact your local CCFA chapter.
Registration Begins at 3:00 PM | Honolulu, Hawaii
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is CCFA's largest fundraising event and the nation's only walk dedicated to finding a cure for digestive diseases. Participants raise funds throughout the year to find a cure and come together to celebrate the steps taken when no American has to suffer with digestive diseases and Crohn's or colitis. A cure is within our reach yet we need you.
8:00 AM | Rosemont, Illinois
REGISTER NOW! 19th Annual IBD Education Symposium "IBD in 2014: Tackling the Tough Questions", offered by the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This full-day accredited medical symposium will focus on medical, surgical and integrative approaches for managing inflammatory bowel disease. Russell D. Cohen, MD, Course Director
3 PM Registration/4 PM Walk Start | West Palm Beach, Florida
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is CCFA's largest fundraising event. Participants raise funds and awareness throughout the year and come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken towards a cure. We’re committed to help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases to one of a brighter future based on well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. Make the decision now to join us and take a step toward a future free from Crohn’s and colitis!
6:00 p.m. | Scotia, New York
9 am registration, 10 am games begin (event lasts until 4 pm) | Atlanta, Georgia
Join CCFA and play flag football in the Georgia Dome! This fall,20 teams will compete in a touch football tournament, on the field, under the lights, at the Georgia Dome – home of the Atlanta Falcons!
Registration at 10:00am, Walk at 11:00am | Rogers, Arkansas
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is CCFA's largest fundraising event. Participants raise funds and awareness throughout the year and come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken towards a cure!
Join Team Challenge Triathlon in Clearwater, Florida on November 9, 2014 and make a difference in the lives of millions while you achieve something you may have never thought possible! Our tremendous coaches and mentors will guide you step-by-step from day one across the finish line. Our team has a fantastic 100% race-day success rate with athletes of all athletic backgrounds. You can do this! We provide a comprehensive 16-week training program including swim, run, bike, and combination practices as well as informative clinics on all topics related to practicing and racing TriRock Clearwater
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Fairfax, Virginia
This program is open to all Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients, caregivers, and individuals interested in learning more about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. This FREE education program features an expert presentation and an interactive question-and-answer session. Program topics include: medical therapy update, new treatments, nutritional therapy, IBD and sexuality, complimentary and alternative therapy, patient panel, and ask a doctor session.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Fairfax, Virginia
Nurses and physician assistants play a vital role in the care and management of IBD for patients. Given the rise of IBD cases, the chronic nature of the disease and new therapies being developed at a rapid pace, it is vital that nurses and physician assistants at all levels and in all areas of practice have the knowledge and skill set to manage patients with IBD. This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and physician assistants involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Join us for this free educational activity on the latest in IBD and earn 1.5 credits!
6:30pm | Newton, Massachusetts
An evening lecture that will outline the risk and benefits of various therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and ways to advocate for optimal IBD care.