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.
- Pedal through Get Your Guts in Gear, a three-day bicycle ride that helps support CCFA.
To find out more about all of our programs and activities in your area, contact your local CCFA chapter.
6:30pm - 8:30pm | Toledo, Ohio
Learn more about the risks and benefits of medication, surgery, and integrative treatments in IBD. The impact of treatment adherence on disease management and quality of life and talking with your health care team about your treatment plan.
Dietary Management of IBD: A Conversation about Experience, Facts, and Common Sense Featuring Presenters Trina Seligman, N.D., L.Ac., and Shirley Paski, M.D., M.Sc. moderated by James Lord, M.D., Ph.D. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Northwest Chapter is pleased to announce the webinar “Dietary Management of IBD: A Conversation about Experience, Facts, and Common Sense” between naturopathic physician Trina Seligman, N.D., L.Ac and gastroenterologist Shirley Paski, M.D., M.Sc. Our presenters will discuss how certain diets, like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), FODMAPS, paleo, and specific exclusion diets have been applied to IBD symptoms. The presenters will explain what these diets are and provide an overview of basic nutrition science. With their respective training and practice experience, these providers from distinct medical backgrounds will debate the evidence that these diets work, and if so, speculate upon how they might work.
8:00pm | Portland, Oregon
Welcome to Portland’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! This years event will feature: A dueling piano show that boast a Vegas style request driven, audience interactive show complete with skits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S. An ugly sweater contest with prizes for best couples sweaters, most holiday spirit and ugliest ugly sweater. a 50/50 raffle that will provide a chance to win some big bucks. Our elves workshop raffle with chances to win great local prizes. an on-site photo booth to capture all the memories. Rent a sweater station…for your friend who refused to dress up only to find it’s required to get it! …more holiday cheer than one person can handle! The Portland Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is joining thousands of people and communities across the nation in celebrating the National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week happening December 1-7. They will donate all proceeds to the foundation. The event will take place on December 6, 2013 from 8-11pm at the Barrel Room in downtown Portland. “This year’s awareness week gives us yet another opportunity to shed light on these debilitating diseases and highlight the efforts being made to find cures,” said Richard Geswell, President of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “CCFA is increasing our outreach this year to reach a wider audience with a message that will bring attention to this very important cause affecting so many Americans.” Everyone in the community 21 and over is encouraged to participate in what will be Portland’s must attend holiday party!
5:00pm-6:00pm | Austin, Texas
Free education program with tools and tips for students affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
A family-friendly fun run or walk. Choose between a 5k or 5mi route. Also celebrates Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week and kicks off the Indiana Chapter's 2014 year!
6:30 pm | Scottsdale, Arizona
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | West Hollywood, California
An educational program for patients, families, and caregivers living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Independence, Missouri
This event is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Nurses 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 at all levels and in all areas of practice have the knowledge and skill set to manage patients with IBD. Join us for this free educational activity on the latest in IBD and earn 1.5 credits!
6:00 PM | Chicago
Join us for a fun evening of painting! We'll provide the open bar, food and painting materials you need to create your own masterpiece which you'll take home with you. We'll also have a raffle with great prizes!