New England Chapter

72 River Park Street
Suite 202

Needham, Massachusetts, 02494
Phone: (781) 449.0324
Fax: (781) 465.7273

Welcome to the New England Chapter! 

We serve Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; funding research, raising awareness and providing education and support to Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients and caregivers. 

Read the November 2018 New England Chapter Newsletter



2018 Fete of Food & Wine

The Fete of Food & Wine was held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, October 27, 2018! This year we honored Dr. Leslie Higuchi, MD, MPH as Humanitarian of the Year, and Kenneth Feinberg as Man of the Year. 

For more information on this year's event visit our event website.

If you are interested in joining the Fete of Food & Wine Committee, contact Jenna Wilson.

View the 2018 event photos by Cheryl Richards.  

A Night in White for the Cure 

A Night in White for the Cure was held on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Planned by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Young Professionals Committee, the night included delicious hors-d'oeuvres and wine, live music by the Band Legit, and awarded two incredible leaders: Jason Shapiro, MD, Rising Healthcare Leader in IBD and Marc Blandin, Rising Volunteer Leader of the Year. This event raised over $100,000 in 2017, which goes directly to the Foundation to advance our mission of working towards a cure! Thank you for the commitment and support of everyone involved in this amazing event!

In December, Aaron Orgel recorded a PSA with WROR. To hear his amazing message, click here. Thank you, Aaron and WROR.


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 our 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. 

To view photos from the 2017 Boston Take Steps Walk, click here.  

Thank you to everyone for the support at all of our fall walks! Stay tuned for pictures and updates! 

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


Contact Collen Marfione regarding Boston and Rhode Island Take Steps! 
Contact Jessica Gale regarding Maine and Western Massachusetts Take Steps!


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

If you have an ostomy and are seeking support, you might consider attending an MGH Ostomy Support Group Meeting as well. This group is not affiliated with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation or our Boston Support Group which also meets at MGH.

Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group
Date: Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: Wang Building, Suite 455 Surgical Clinic conference room

New Support Group in Nashua, NH! Meets the first Thursday of every month from 7-8 pm at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Email the support group facilitator, Janet, for more information. 

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor for others with IBD? Are you looking to receive one on one support from a trained mentor?


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 lets you take the Team Challenge experience to any competition. Cross the finish line today in support of finding a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Want to learn more? Contact Brianne Creedon, New England 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!