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. The Alabama/NW Florida Chapter was founded in 1987 by J. Marshall Garrett M.D. and Conrad & Frances Cypress.

31,000 - Estimated Chapter IBD Population

Thank you to our Friends of the Foundation Sponsors!

Upcoming Events:

  • Take Steps Birmingham - Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Registration open now!
  • Dave & Busters Give Back Night (Panama City Beach, FL) - Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Camp Oasis - Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018 - Registration open now for campers, LITS, volunteer counselors, and medical staff!
  • Take Steps Gulf Coast (Fairhope, AL) - Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Registration opening soon!
  • Casino for a Cause (Birmingham, AL) - Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Tickets on sale this Fall

Chapter News:

Support Group Schedule:

  • Pensacola Support Group Meeting - Meets on the first Monday of each month - 6:30 PM; seeking additional facilitators
  • Birmingham Adult Support Group Meeting - Meets on the first Thursday of each month - 6:30PM
  • Birmingham Pediatric Support Group Meeting - Time and location vary
Currently seeking facilitators for the following cities:
  • Auburn, AL
  • Destin, FL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL

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


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