Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Event

We have a vast network of  more than 40 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 200 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 the Foundation.

To find out more about all of our programs and activities in your area, contact your local chapter.

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New Orleans Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

April 22, 2017
2:00pm | New Orleans, Louisiana

Philadelphia Annual Patient Education Day

April 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Whether you are newly diagnosed, have lived with Crohn's or colitis for years, or have a loved one who lives with IBD, it is important to understand the impact of these diseases. Come join us as a panel of health experts explore the various aspects of living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.


April 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas

CRAFT is the inaugural craft cocktail competition fundraising event benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) North Texas chapter. “Mixologists” from area restaurants and bars will convene at the event to compete in a craft cocktail competition where a panel of local celebrity judges will select the winner.

Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

April 28, 2017
10:30- 1:00pm | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 9th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, presented by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, will be held on Friday, April 28th from 10:30am to 1:00pm at the Fairmont Hotel. The 2017 Women of Distinction Honorees Anne Lewis, Board Chair, Oxford Development Company Vonda Wright, Orthopedic Surgeon and Author, UPMC Vicki McKenna, Member, St. Clair Hospital Foundation Board The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon is our signature fundraising event locally for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and the proceeds support our mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. While the Foundation is the leader in cutting edge research, we also provide education and support services to patients, families and health professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. More than 30,000 children and adults in our region are impacted by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and significant research for cures and treatments is also conducted locally. Thank you for joining us in celebrating these three truly amazing women who make such a difference in our community!

2017 Midland Take Steps Walk

April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. | Midland, Texas

IBD and Other Inflammatory Pathologies of the GI Tract Education Program

April 29, 2017
7:30 am - 3:15 pm | Washington , District of Columbia

The target audience for this conference includes IBD medical professionals. The purpose of this symposium is to provide up-to-date information on the pathogenesis of the disease process, as well as evidence-based recommendations on the management and monitoring of IBD and other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Through this course, the gap between state of the art practice and current practices will be closed in order to provide a high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patients with IBD. We believe this approach will improve the quality of care provided to patients, decrease the risk of complications and morbidity, and reduce the overall burden of IBD on the patient and society.

Take Steps Silicon Valley

April 29, 2017
2:00PM- 6:00PM | San Jose, California

Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD

Take Steps Triangle

April 29, 2017
Registration 9am | Morrisville, North Carolina

CCFA Take Steps 2017 Las Vegas

April 29, 2017
9 a.m. | Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Take Steps Walk 2017

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