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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Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What You Need To Know

November 1, 2014
10:00AM | Mobile , Alabama

This educational program will consist of a live and interactive presentation and a question-and-answer session by Anathasekar M. Ponnambalam, M.D.; Pediatric Gastroenterologist with the University of South Alabama Health System.

Bike the Coast

November 1, 2014
Oceanside, California

Bike the beautiful California Coast with Team Challenge Cycle! Get fit, make friends, and change the lives of others—as part of Team Challenge, you can do all of this and more! With our Cycle Training Program, you'll train with professional coaches and like-minded teammates for a rewarding and exciting cycle event at Bike The Coast, 7, 15, 25, 50, 100 mile distances available, while raising vital funds for research.

2014 Patient and Family Education Conference

November 1, 2014
8:30am - 2:30pm | Houston, Texas

This conference is designed to empower patients and family members, affected by the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) through education and support. This conference will update your knowledge of IBD whether you have been recently diagnosed, or are a seasoned veteran. Conference price includes meals and break. There is no charge for parking.

Gainesville Take Steps Walk

November 2, 2014
1pm: Registration 2pm: Walk begins | Gainesville, 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!

Charleston, SC Take Steps Walk

November 2, 2014
3:00 PM | Charleston, South Carolina

San Francisco Patient Education Symposium 2014

November 2, 2014
South San Francsico, California

Presentation Slides Now Available

Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What Every Patient Needs to Know

November 3, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Columbia, Maryland

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 will include: a review of current therapies, management of the disease, and treatment-related side effects.

North Texas Chapter's Third Annual Dinner: A Conversation With Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez

November 5, 2014
6:30 p.m. | Dallas, Texas

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 the North Texas Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its Third Annual Dinner: A Conversation with Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. The 2014 dinner will be held at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, TX, and we invite you to make plans now to join us!

Team Challenge Lite

November 5, 2014
Cincinati, Ohio

Join Team Challenge Lite for a "lite" version of the program everyone knows and loves! Local 5K training program with a low fundraising minimum!

Casino for a Cause

November 5, 2014
6:00PM | Birmingham, Alabama

The Alabama/NW Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA) is proud to present the 4th Annual “Casino for a Cause” at Regions Field on Wednesday, November 5. Proceeds from Casino for Cause will support CCFA mission critical research initiatives, support services and Camp Oasis. Help us improve the quality of life for the 20,000 Alabamians living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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