Get Involved

 Team Challenge

Change your life and the lives of others, when you join Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's endurance training program!  Our program offers options in 5k, 10k, half and full marathon, triathlon, IRONMAN, and cycle. Almost all Team Challenge participants have a connection to IBD, providing a supportive environment for anyone who joins. By signing up, you commit to raising funds and awareness to support the foundation's mission, and in return, you receive free coaching and training, all the tools you need to fundraise (including a website!), a t-shirt, race accomodations (including lodging, race entry fee, Team Challenge race singlet, and pre-race pasta party), and more! If you'd prefer to stay closer to home and race without a fundraising minimum, we also offer a "Race in Orange" option! Visit our Team Challenge page to learn more about our program!


 Take Steps

Take Steps, Be Heard for Crohn's and Colitis! Take Steps is in all 50 states, and over 150 communities across the nation.  Walkers that participate in Take Steps sign up as individuals or as teams, and set fundraising goals.  Walkers that reach specific fundraising levels are rewarded with prizes including t-shirts, hats, and even electronics! The event includes a festival, including food, entertainment, and helpful information on Take Steps. Participants truly enjoy raising awareness for Crohn's and colitis, and the opportunity to come together and meet others affected by these illnesses.

Locally, the Take Steps walks occur in Cincinnati in the late spring/early summer and Dayton in the fall. Visit for more information!

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's newest fundraising event!  spin4 crohn's & colitis cures is an indoor cycling relay to raise funds for the foundation. the event is held in the late fall/early winter of each year.  for information on spin4 crohn's & colitis cures in cincinnati, or to ride where you live, check out


 Camp Oasis

~A co-ed residential summer camp for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis~

Click here to learn more about this exciting program, or call 513-772-3550x4.


We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us both in and out of the office.  Office tasks include typing, filing, mailings, and other administrative tasks.  Out of office tasks include helping with calls to potential donors, and distribution of marketing materials.  You could also choose to serve on a planning committee for a special event, or as an ambassador to local patients.  Call 513-772-3550 or email if you’re interested.


Become a Member

As a member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, you help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits.  These benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine and invites to participate in chapter events.  Individual memberships start as low as $30. Join or renew today 



Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research.  This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one.  Donate online, mail a gift to our office, or pay over the phone with a credit card by calling 513-772-3550.