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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Mercer County Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis

October 11, 2014
3-6pm | West Windsor, New Jersey

Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is CCFA's largest fundraising event dedicated to curing digestive diseases. Join participants from Central New Jersey at the 4th annual Mercer County Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis. This is a family friendly event and participants of all ages are welcome! Register Online: or via phone: (646) 306-0729

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions

October 14, 2014
7:00 PM | Des Plaines, Illinois

Please join us for a free patient education program taking place on Tuesday, October 14th from 7:00-8:15pm at the O'Hare Lake Office Park. Dr. Stephen Hanauer, Medical Director of the Digestive Disease Center at Northwestern Medicine is our keynote speaker. He will be speaking on "Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions". Check in will begin at 6:30 pm.

Understanding Crohn's Disease Webcast

October 16, 2014
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Speaker: Raymond Cross, MD, MS, AGAF - Review Crohn's disease and its effect on the body - Discuss current treatment oprions including medications and surgery - Learn tips for managing Crohn's disease - Share resources to answer your questions

IBD: Webcast Series for Patients

October 16, 2014

NEW! Know your IBD: Webcast Series for Patients Join us for a 3-part educational webcast series that will provide disease-specific information and discuss how biologic therapy is used to treat IBD. These programs are co-sponsored with the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. o Understanding Crohn’s Disease, October 16th, 2014, 8-9:15 PM EST o Understanding Ulcerative Colitis, October 23rd, 2014, 8-9:15 PM EST o What to Know About Biologic Therapy in IBD, October 30th, 8-9:15 PM EST .Sign up today! REGISTRATION LINK HERE

Know Your IBD Webcast Series for Patients

October 16, 2014

Please join us for this 3 part live webcast Patient Education series offered in partnership with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Webcasts will include educational information on Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and biologic therapy.

Cocktails for Crohn’s

October 18, 2014
12:00-4:00pm | Defiance, Missouri

Take Steps- Des Moines

October 18, 2014
2:00 PM | Des Moines, Iowa

Take Steps for Crohn's and colitis in Des Moines IA

Springfield Take Steps

October 18, 2014
9:00am | Springfield, Massachusetts

Take Steps for Crohn’s & colitis is a family friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases. In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission. 80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Take Steps Tucson

October 18, 2014

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.

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