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.



Fete of Food & Wine

The Fete of Food & Wine will be held at a new location! Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, October 28, 2017!

This year commemorates 50 years since the founding of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and will honor:

  • Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, Humanitarian of the Year
  • Steve Savarese, Man of the Year

Please, save the date for this evening of celebration as we raise critical funds for our mission.

To purchase a message in the Book of Hope or attend the event, visit and click "Register."

Check out photos from last year's event and the after party! Contact Jenna Wilson for additional 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 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.


Save the date for the Rhode Island Walk on Saturday, October 21st at Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music. Registration is now open!   

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


Contact Stacey Kenneally 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

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

Contact Amber Stalker to find out how to get involved in our Power of Two Program and other education & support programs! 


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. 

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

Training for events starts on April 1, 2017

Race in Orange lets you take the Team Challenge experience to any competition. Cross the finish line today in support of find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Want to learn more? Contanct Jennifer Muschinske, New England Endurance Manager. 


A Night in White for the Cure 

A Night in White for the Cure was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017. 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 awards for two incredible leaders: Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, Rising Healthcare Leader in IBD and Mackenzie Sullivan, Rising Volunteer Leader of the Year. This event raised over $100,000, which goes directly to the Foundation to advance our mission of working towards a cure! Thank you for the commitment and support of eveyone involved in this amazing event!


Other ways to connect with us:


Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #22545

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!