Connecticut Chapter

PO Box 303

Middletown, Connecticut, 06457
Phone: (781) 449.0324
(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!


Greater Hartford Take Steps Kickoff 

Join us on Sunday, February 26, 2017 to kickoff Take Steps in Greater Hartford at Dave and Buster's in Manchester, CT! Come reconnect with teams, meet new teams, and find out what we have planned! Please RSVP by February 16, 2017. 


Bottoms Up

SAVE THE DATE! Our annual cocktail fundraising event, Bottoms Up, will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the beautiful Glastonbury Boathouse. The night will include a delicious culinary tasting, open bar, auction, the Bottoms Up Wine Pull, and presentation of our honoree award. If you are interested in being involved in our 2017 event as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Whitney Abel at or call (860) 759-0232 for more information. 


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 CT Chapter will host two Take Steps Walks in 2017. We hope to see you at one or both!

Greater Hartford: Sunday, May 21, at Rentshler Field in East Hartford. The walk is 2.5 miles on a flat, paved surface. Strollers and wagons for the kids are welcome. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Register today:

10:30AM Registration and Festival 
Enjoy breakfast refreshments, music, kids activities, mission activities, team photos, and banner-making.  

11:15AM Opening Ceremony
Team & Sponsor Recognition / Hear from our Honored Heroes 

11:30AM Walk Starts

12:30PM Return to the Festival Area
Enjoy additional refreshments, music, raffles, and more!

Thank you to our Greater Hartford Presenting Sponsor!

Conecticut Shoreline: Saturday, October 21, at the Guilford, CT Fairgrounds. Registration and the family-friendly festival start at 9:00AM and the walk starts at 10:00AM. The walk is 2 miles on loose gravel.Strollers and wagons for the kids are welcome. Dogs are NOT welcome at this venue. 

Contact Mary Kate Doherty at 203-376-4336 or for any questions! 

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 a cure for Crohn's disease and 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. Come join us at an information meeting to learn more about our upcoming races in Napa and New Orleans! Visit today.

Saratoga Springs 5K & Half Marathon- July 9, 2017
Napa to Sonoma Wine Country 5K & Half Marathon- July 16, 2017

Training for summer events starts April 1st!  

Race in Orange lets you take the Team Challenge experience to any competition. Cross the finish line today in support of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis. Want to learn more? Contact Jennifer Muschinske, 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. 

Other ways to connect with us:

Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #22074

Take Steps Be Heard!

Join a walk for Crohn's & 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!