Get Involved

There are a variety of way that you can help support the mission-critical research, education and support programs of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Whether you donate our time, money, resource or skills, you can help make a difference in the lives of the over 1.6 million Americans suffering from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Join us in our mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Volunteers needed
The Long Island Chapter is always looking for dedicated volunteers to lend a helping hand! Many volunteer oppurtunites to fit your expertise. Please contact the Chapter office if you are interested in volunteering by calling (516) 222-5530 or downloading our volunteer application and email to or fax to (516) 222-5535.



Keyholder’s Circle
The Keyholder's Circle members are stakeholders who, by possessing the resources to make a significant gift to research, "hold the key" to a cure. The Keyholder's Circle meets four times a year, in small private settings, with leading IBD experts, to learn about the latest in scientific research.  For more information on membership in the Circle, please contact Susan Gomberg, Development Director at (516) 222-5530 or by email at 




You can Change – Challenge – Cure
There's a great destination race waiting just for you, from the beaches of Florida to the Las Vegas strip! Train for a half marathon race and fundraise for a cure.
Information meetings are ongoing this fall. Go to Team Challenge Long Island, or contact Roseanne Maurici, Endurance Manager at to sign up or for more information.


Take Steps For Crohn's & Colitis
Walk to raise funds and awareness for Crohn's and colitis in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere! For more details on becoming a fundraising team or individual, corporate sponsor, volunteer, as well as event details, visit or contact Suzanne Beck; Walk Director at, 516-222-5530, or Susan Bruder; Walk Manager,, 516-222-5530. 





Join a Committee
Want to get involved with the Long Island Chapter? Join a committee to help plan special events, education program and more. Ongoing committees include

  • Events
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Train to become a support group leader

For more information about committees please call (516) 222-5530.