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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A Touch of Football

November 8, 2014
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!

Hawaii Take Steps

November 8, 2014
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.

West Palm Beach Take Steps Walk

November 8, 2014
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!

Fresno Take Steps Walk

November 8, 2014
1:00pm

Come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken towards a cure!

You, Me, and IBD: A Shared Vision for Healthy Living

November 9, 2014
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.

Team Challenge Clearwater Triathalon

November 9, 2014
Clearwater, Florida

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

Nursing Perspectives: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

November 9, 2014
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!

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions Boston, MA

November 10, 2014
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.

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions

November 10, 2014
7-8:30 PM | Overland Park, Kansas

This free informational presentation and interactive question-and-answer session will outline the risk and benefits of various therapies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Professional Education Program, "Nursing Perspectives: Management of IBD"

November 10, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Brookfield, Wisconsin

CCFA invites nurses and physicians to a free accredited seminar, with an interactive presentation will be given by Kristin Demitroulas McMahon, RN, MSN. Attendees will receive 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

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