Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter

PO Box 59486

Birmingham, Alabama, 35259
Phone: (646) 387-2149

Welcome to the Alabama/NW Florida Chapter!


The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.

Since our founding 50 years ago, The Foundation has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."

33,000 - Estimated Chapter IBD Population

Thank you to our Friends of the Foundation Sponsors!

Upcoming Events

Chapter News:

Support Group Schedule:

  • Pensacola Support Group Meeting - Meets on the first Monday of each month- 6:30PM; seeking additional facilitators
  • Mobile Support Group Meeting - INACTIVE*
  • Birmingham Adult Support Group Meeting - Meets on the first Thursday of each month - 6:30PM
  • Birmingham Pediatric Support Group Meeting - Time and location vary
  • Huntsville Support Group Meeting - INACTIVE*
  • Tuscaloosa Support Group Meeting - INACTIVE*

Please visit the Support Group tab for more information!

*If you are interested in leading a support group in these areas please contact

Special thanks to our Alabama Camp Oasis Sponsor:


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Team Challenge Endurance Training Program

  • Half Marathon
  • Triathlon

Run or walk a half marathon, train for a triathlon, or ride in a great cycling event at one our amazing destination races while raising vital funds for research. Join Team Challenge today!