Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter


2200 East Devon Avenue
Suite 392

Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018
Phone: (847) 827.0404
Fax: (847) 827.6563
illinois@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Welcome to the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter!



EDUCATION & SUPPORT

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 lerbachbarnfield@crohnscolitisfoundation.org to find out how to get involved in our Power of Two Program!


2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2018 Team Challenge Surf City Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Join us on February 4, 2018 as we run or walk 13.1 or 26.2 miles with us at our new winter event the Surf City Half Marathon and Marathon! This race in Huntington Beach, CA starts along the Pacific Coast Highway and is well known for being scenic, flat, and full of fun! Contact Kyle for more information- (630) 635-5953/ Khoulihan@ccfa.org

2018 Team Challenge New Orleans
Join us on March 4, 2018 for a new addition to the Team Challenge roster, New Orleans is one of the country’s most culturally, architecturally and musically interesting cities. The Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10K unfolds along a course through the city in the days leading up to Mardi Gras, the annual pre-Lent party to end all parties!  Contact Kyle for more information- (630) 635-5953/ Khoulihan@ccfa.org

Annual Patient & Professional Education Symposium
Whether you’re a patient, family member, parent, or medical professional, there’s something for you at our Patient & Professional Education Symposium this March! Hear from experts in the field about new treatment options, disease management, the latest research, and more. There’s no better place to get all your IBD questions answered. This program has separate tracks for medical professionals (with CME credits), patients, and parents. Save the date and plan to join us in Rosemont on April 21!

Naperville Take Steps Walk
Join the Naperville Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on June 3, 2018 at North Central College- Benedett-Wehrli Stadium! Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.Contact Mimi for more information - 847-827-0404/ mbajagich@ccfa.org

Chicago Take Steps Walk
Join the Chicago Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on June 9, 2018! Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.Location and more details to follow in the coming weeks! Contact Mimi for more information - 847-827-0404/ mbajagich@ccfa.org

8th Annual Chicagoland Poker Tournament
Join us on June 14, 2018 for the our Annual Chicagoland Poker Tournament! The event will include cocktails, a buffet, auction items and much more! Not a poker player? Purchase our Night Out Ticket for a fun night of food and drinks! Save the Date!

Peoria Take Steps Walk
Join the Peoria Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on June 23, 2018 at the Peoria Notre Dame High School! Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.Location and more details to follow in the coming weeks! Contact Mimi for more information - 847-827-0404/ mbajagich@ccfa.org

Glenview Take Steps Walk
Join the Glenview Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on June 24, 2018 at the Gallery Park! Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.Location and more details to follow in the coming weeks! Contact Mimi for more information - 847-827-0404/ mbajagich@ccfa.org


24th Annual Chicagoland Golf Tournament
Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation as we host the 24th annual Chicagoland Golf Tournament on July 30th. Enjoy the beautiful course at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois while supporting our mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Save the Date!

Camp Oasis
Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential summer camp program for children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitisCamp Oasis enriches the lives of children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Staffed with a medical team and counselors who understand IBD, campers have the opportunity to experience summer camp with other children who are like them. For many children and teens who attend camp, this is the first time they’ve ever met someone else with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis! This year’s camp takes place from August 12-17 at Camp Lutherdale in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  Registration and more details coming in the upcoming weeks!

Annual Fall Dinner
Join us on November 10, 2018 at the Drake Hotel Chicago as we dine on delicious cuisine with perfect wine pairings, honor those positively impacting the IBD community and bid on wonderful auction items. Save the Date!


TAKE STEPS

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

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.

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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!