Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter

2200 East Devon Avenue
Suite 392

Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018
Phone: (847) 827.0404
Fax: (847) 827.6563

Welcome to the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter!


Check out our Illinois Support Groups! Info for each group can be found in the Support Group tab on the left-side menu of this page.

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor for others with IBD? Are you looking to receive one on one support from a trained mentor? Then contact Lauren at to find out how to get involved in our Power of Two Program!


2017 Urbana Patient Education Program

Join us Wednesday, November 15, 2017 for the annual Champaign/Urbana Education Program, with topics including biosimilar medications, new novel IBD therapies, ostomy care, and patient perspectives, at the Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL. For more information and to register, click here.

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Are you ready to #partyonabike again this year? Join us on October 21st! Click here for more information.


Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is a family-friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases. In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together more than 240,000 people and raised more than $60 million to help further the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission. More than 80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation. Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends, and the IBD community to celebrate. These festivals are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Illinois walks this Spring! 


Team Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program unlike any other. It’s a unique opportunity to change your life and the lives of others. After our customized training program, you will have forged new friendships and accomplished things you never thought possible. No matter what your fitness level, you will train for a rewarding and exciting endurance event at one of our great destination races while raising vital funds to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Race in Orange allows 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 Kyle Houlihan, Illinois Endurance Manager.

Connect with us:

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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!