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.

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Team Challenge Half Marathon Info Meeting, REI Encinitas

March 19, 2015
7:00pm | Encinitas, California

Looking for a fabulous way to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America? Look no further! Whether you're an experienced endurance athlete or lacing up your first pair of walking shoes, our coaches will prepare you for an amazing race experience.

The Ninth PENN Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium

March 20, 2015
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.

Team Challenge Info Meeting (Santa Monica)

March 21, 2015
10:30 AM | Santa Monica, California

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!

Take Steps Portland - Kick-Off Celebration

March 21, 2015
11:00am | Portland, Oregon

Our kick off event to gather Team Captains and sponsors, share information about the walk, meet our honored heroes and share fundraising tips!

IBD Patient Education Conference

March 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. | Lake Elmo, Minnesota

This half-day patient education program is designed to provide knowledge to patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals. We will be offering a wide range of topics to meet everyone's knowledge expectations.

Team Challenge Information Meeting

March 21, 2015
10:00am | Cincinnati, Ohio

at TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion. Choose your challenge! RSVP to an information meeting to learn more about how you can run/walk a half marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis research!

Team Challenge Info Meeting (Costa Mesa)

March 21, 2015
10:30 AM | Costa Mesa, California

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!

Ask the Experts

March 21, 2015
8:30 a.m. | Independence, Ohio

educational program

Jupiter Half Day Education Seminar

March 21, 2015
9:00AM-1:30PM | Jupiter, Florida

Free IBD Educational Seminar, open to patients, caregivers, and medical professionals!

Dallas Take Steps Kick Off

March 21, 2015
11:00 a.m. | Dallas, Texas

Help us kick off the 2015 Dallas Take Steps Walk! Join us for a scavenger hunt, mini iPad drawing and much more fun!

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