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 Information Meeting

March 18, 2015
7:00 p.m. | Lakewood, Colorado

CCFA invites you to our Team Challenge information meeting, held at Runners Roost in Lakewood. Meet the program's amazing coaches, program alumni, and learn all about Team Challenge. This quick, free session is the best way to get started on the Denver team!

Team Challenge Information Meeting - Newtown Square, PA

March 18, 2015
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!

Team Challenge Information Meeting

March 18, 2015
6:30pm | CIncinnati, Ohio

at REI Cincinnati. 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!

The Second Shanthi V. Sitaraman Intestinal Pathobiology Symposium

March 18, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

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/

Laugh 'til It Stops Hurting

March 19, 2015
7:30 PM | Old Westbury, New York

Laugh event 2015

Play for CCFA- Golf, Tennis & Poker Tournaments

March 19, 2015
Glen Head, New York

Play for CCFA 2015

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.

Ask the Experts

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

educational program

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!

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!

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