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.



A Night in White for the Cure 

A Night in White for the Cure will return to the New England Aquarium on Thursday, June 15, 2017! Planned by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Young Professionals Committee, join over 350 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation supporters to heighten awareness and raise funds for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The night will include delicious hors d'oeuvres and wine, live music by the Band Legit, and awards for two rising leaders in IBD! Ticket information coming in February 2017. 

Fete of Food & Wine

On Friday, November 11, 2016, the Fete of Food & Wine raised over $900,000 to advance the mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, attendees, event committee, and honorees: Dr. Neal LeLeiko, Humanitarian of the Year, and Raanan Katz, Man of the Year. 

Each year, you continue to amaze us with your generosity and dedication to finding cures. Please take a look at videos and photos below from the event!


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 Maine Take Steps! This year, the walk will be taking place on May 20, 2017 at Payson Park in Portland, ME. The festival starts at 3:00pm and the walk begins at 4:00pm. Register today! 

Join us Saturday, June 3rd at the Boston Common for this year's Boston Take Steps Walk. Festival starts at 9AM and walk begins at 10AM. Register today by visiting


Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 for Take Steps in Western Massachusetts. The walk will take place at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA starting at 10am. Registration is open!

Save the date for the Rhode Island Walk on Saturday, October 21st at Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music. More information to come in February.  

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



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? Then contact to find out how to get involved in our Power of Two Program!


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. 

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures is excited to make it's return to Boston! After a successful inaugural year, we're growing bigger and better in 2017. spin4 crohn's & colitis cures will take place on October 1, 2017. Registration begins in the spring. For more information and updates, click here



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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!