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.
Courageous Kids: a Free Pediatric Half-Day Education Event for Families Dealing with IBD in Las VegasNovember 14, 2015
8:30 to 1:00 pm | Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us for a free education event for children with IBD (ages 7 and up) and their families on November 14th. Presentations include keynote by Dr. Sandra Kim from Nationwide Children's Hospital and local IBD experts.
4:30pm | Oviedo, Florida
Come out and join this amazing group as they hold their 4th Annual Chili Cook Event in Oviedo, FL to benefit CCFA. Fun for the whole family. Vote for your Favoriate Chili while enjoying a delicious dinner, music, bounce house, kid games, raffle and MORE! Learn more through their facebook page: facebook.com/charitycookoff2015.
7:00 pm- 11:00 pm | Charlotte, North Carolina
Join us for an evening of fine red and white wines, beer, a live blues band, scrumptious catering, and fabulous live and silent auctions.
8:00 am-3:00 pm | Des Plaines, Illinois
Gastroenterologists, Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician's Assistants and all Health Care Professionals are invited to attend the 20th Annual Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Education Symposium. Medical Professionals will learn more about inflammatory bowel disease from IBD experts.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Run or walk a half marathon and train for one our great destination races. In exchange for fundraising, Team Challenge participants receive personalized training by professional run and walk coaches in local markets for an entire season.
Las Vegas, NV, Pennsylvania
A Team Challenge favorite, we invite you to run for cures down one of the most iconic backdrops on earth at the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon! This one-of-a-kind race should be on every runner’s bucket list. It’s a unique combination of a great race and the ultimate party rolled into one. Experience the Vegas strip at night like you never have before on foot with 30,000 of your closest friends and great music to keep you company every step of the way. Start training with us in August for this November 15, 2015 race. We take care of the logistics and you’ll get to stay in one of Vegas’ signature hotels to enjoy the great restaurants, shopping and night light Vegas has to offer.
2:00pm | Gainesville, Florida
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission. Join families and companies in your community at a festival in the park followed by a walk to raise awareness and funds for IBD.
5:30 - 8 PM | Holyoke, Massachusetts
A program in Holyoke/Western Massachusetts designed for patients and caregivers affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Please join us on November 17th at 7pm EST for a free webinar and interactive question-and-answer session hosted by Dr. Neal J. Schamberg that will help you make informed decisions when managing IBD.
6:30 p.m. | Baltimore, Maryland
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and any healthcare providers involved in the care of IBD patients.