Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, healthcare professional, biomedical researcher, or just looking to make an impact, this week is all about YOU.

Add yourself to the BE #IBDvisible map and let the IBD community know you are proud to stand strong beside them.

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Be An Advocate

Urge your legislator to help raise awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and support IBD medical research by joining the Congressional Crohn’s & Colitis Caucus

Share Your Story

Just because “you don’t look sick” doesn’t mean you aren’t. Use your voice to be #IBDvisible.


Speaking up on social media is a powerful way to be #IBDvisible to your networks during Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. Take any of the social actions below to give these invisible illnesses the visibility they need and deserve. You never know – you could educate others and even show someone a vital community exists if they need it.

Sign Up for our Thunderclap on December 7! Think of Thunderclap as a social media flash mob – a massive group of people sharing the same message at the same time to amplify our reach and make #IBDvisible. Donate a Facebook post, tweet, or Tumblr post today!


CCFA extends its deepest thanks to our Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week sponsors:

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