Connecticut Chapter

PO Box 303

Middletown, Connecticut, 06457
Phone: (860) 469.4446
(800) 314.3459
Fax: (781) 465.7273

Welcome to the Connecticut Chapter!

Please visit our news and events pages for more information about programs in CT.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chapter at Thank you!

Read the November 2018 Chapter Newsletter

Interested in signing up for our Newsletter? Click here.


In the past 10 years Take Steps has helped to fund a grand slam of research projects including the Microbiome, Genetics, and Environmental Triggers initiatives and the RISK stratification study. Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is a charity fundraising walk that celebrates the dedication of the IBD community. Our walk festival is a day filled with celebration, recognition, games for the whole family, and great food.

The Connecticut Chapter is hosting two walks in 2018! 

Greater Hartford Take Steps Walk on May 20, 2018, & CT Shoreline Take Steps Walk on October 27, 2018. Any questions? Contact Mariah Balestracci

Thank you to our Greater Hartford Presenting Sponsor!

Take Steps would like to thank our generous National Platinum Sponsor:



Team challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program through the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, where we train you to complete a half marathon while helping to find cures for Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis. Team Challenge offers you personalized fitness training by experienced coaches, expenses-paid hotel accommodations at a great destination rate, a supportive team to train with each week, training clinics, a dedicated staff person, a mentor to be your fundraising coach, and a team uniform.

Race in Orange lets you take the Team Challenge experience to any competition. Cross the finish line today in support of finding cures for Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis. Want to learn more? Contact Becky Burris Endurance Manager. 



“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”  Brené Brown

Support groups are an ideal way of finding a space where you can feel heard and valued and where others have similar stories to share.  Visit a support group near you and share your story. You can also join our Online Community to read personal stories, join a discussion in a variety of forums, or visit the Online Support Group


Thank you to those who joined the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation CT Chapter for two educational programs this fall! We hope you walked away with more knowledge and support. Keep an eye out for future education events in your area. 


The Farmington support group will not be meeting in the months of July & August. The meeting will resume their regular meetings in September of 2018. 


Our annual cocktail fundraising event, Bottoms Up, was held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the beautiful Glastonbury Boathouse. The night included a delicious culinary tasting, open bar, auction, the Bottoms Up Wine Pull, and presentation of our Humanitarian of the Year award to Dr. Joseph Cappa of Connecticut GI. Thank you to all who supported this amazing event!  

To see pictures from past events, click here and please visit our events page to learn about all upcoming local events and programs. 

Other ways to connect with us:

Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #22074

Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Connect with the IBD community and walk to help end Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Register for a walk near you!

Get Fit, Make Friends, Change Lives!

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!