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.
Achieve what you never thought was possible! Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) endurance training and fundraising program, is the perfect way to improve your fitness while making a difference
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Wilmington, Delaware
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children invites you along with family and friends to our FREE Pediatric Family Education Day. A panel of IBD healthcare providers will explore the aspects of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
6:30 PM | Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Get Fit, Make Friends and Change lives for patients living with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis! Join representatives from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's endurance training program, Team Challenge for Crohn's & Colitis (CCFA) at Road Runner Sports Cherry Hill to learn more about how to run a half marathon while also finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis!
9:00 AM | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Get Fit, Make Friends and Change lives for patients living with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis! Join representatives from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's endurance training program, Team Challenge Philadelphia/Delaware at PHILADELPHIA RUNNER (Center City) to learn more about how to run a half marathon while also finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis!
Team Challenge is the endurance training program for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Locally, we will be training and participating in the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, which takes place on July 19. We have a 100% race day success rate so, no matter your athletic background, we will get you across the finish line! We have many other races both nationally and internationally, so come out to a meet and greet to learn more, meet the Coach, past participants, and have all of your questions answered!
This two-day Intestinal Pathobiology Symposium is being organized in memory of Dr. Shanthi Sitaraman, who was an extremely well respected and highly accomplished physician and scientist in gastrointestinal diseases research. The symposium will be held on March 18 and 19, 2015 at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. For full details, please visit http://biomedical.gsu.edu/symposium/
7:00 PM | Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Get Fit, Make Friends and Change lives for patients living with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis! Join representatives from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's endurance training program, Team Challenge for Crohn's & Colitis (CCFA) at The Running Place in Newtown Square, PA to learn more about how to run a half marathon while also finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis!
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
The 9th Penn Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium will highlight the advances in diagnosis and treatment of IBD. The program will include lectures by nationally and internationally recognized experts, followed by interactive panel discussions. A wide array of topics will be discussed including the pathophysiology of IBD, pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions. Participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the latest available research and clinical information on evaluation and management of patients with IBD. This activity has been designed for gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, GI fellows and residents, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, radiologists, pathologists, nutritionists and other health care professionals. This program is endorsed by The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter.
8:30 a.m. | Independence, Ohio