Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Event

We have a vast network of  more than 40 chapters and affiliates nationwide—each with its own volunteer board and Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. Each chapter brings the work of the entire Foundation to their local community. You can make a difference by connecting and participating with your local chapter.

Discover which of these support programs and activities are offered in your local community. Just search for our events by keyword or by city, date, or category.

  • Join Take Steps Be Heard, our nationwide fundraising walk program that makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission and meet our goals.
  • Test your limits with Team Challenge, our endurance training program.
  •  Send your child to Camp Oasis—our local and regional summer camps for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Connect with others who are struggling to cope with inflammatory bowel diseases  (IBD) through one of our 200 support groups.
  • Attend live education seminars and programs geared for patients and health care professionals.
  • Stay informed about upcoming seminars, support groups, and events in your local community through your chapter newsletter or national newsletter.
  • Ride or volunteer for Get Your Guts in Gear: The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis to help support the Foundation.

To find out more about all of our programs and activities in your area, contact your local chapter.

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Gut Busters, Comedy Event

April 26, 2017
6:00 PM | Philadelphia, PA , Pennsylvania

The Young Professionals' Committee's 1st Annual Comedy Night, Gut Busters, is an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and laughs to raise funds for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.


April 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas

CRAFT is the inaugural craft cocktail competition fundraising event benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) North Texas chapter. “Mixologists” from area restaurants and bars will convene at the event to compete in a craft cocktail competition where a panel of local celebrity judges will select the winner.

Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

April 28, 2017
10:30- 1:00pm | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 9th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, presented by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, will be held on Friday, April 28th from 10:30am to 1:00pm at the Fairmont Hotel. The 2017 Women of Distinction Honorees Anne Lewis, Board Chair, Oxford Development Company Vonda Wright, Orthopedic Surgeon and Author, UPMC Vicki McKenna, Member, St. Clair Hospital Foundation Board The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon is our signature fundraising event locally for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and the proceeds support our mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. While the Foundation is the leader in cutting edge research, we also provide education and support services to patients, families and health professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. More than 30,000 children and adults in our region are impacted by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and significant research for cures and treatments is also conducted locally. Thank you for joining us in celebrating these three truly amazing women who make such a difference in our community!

Courageous Kids: a Pediatric Half-Day Education Event for Families Dealing with IBD in Salt Lake City

April 29, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Salt Lake City, Utah

Join us for a fun morning of learning about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Parents and caregivers will listen to presentations from Primary Children's Hospital doctors on medications, nutrition, and overall IBD health. Kids (ages 7 and up, including both siblings and patients) will participate in Camp Oasis activities, learning about IBD, and meet with a social worker experienced in the issues of chronic illness and children.

2017 Midland Take Steps Walk

April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. | Midland, Texas

NW Arkansas Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis

April 29, 2017
10am | Roger, Arkansas

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission. Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M. 82 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Take Steps Triangle

April 29, 2017
Registration 9am | Morrisville, North Carolina

Take Steps Birmingham

April 29, 2017
5:00-7:00PM | Homewood, Alabama

Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is our largest fundraising event. Participants raise funds and awareness throughout the year and come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken towards a cure. Our 2017 event is just around the corner! Register today and join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases. We're committed to helping transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases to one of a brighter future based on well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. Make the decision now to join us and take a step toward a future free from Crohn's and colitis! To register please visit

IBD and Other Inflammatory Pathologies of the GI Tract Education Program

April 29, 2017
7:30 am - 3:15 pm | Washington , District of Columbia

The target audience for this conference includes IBD medical professionals. The purpose of this symposium is to provide up-to-date information on the pathogenesis of the disease process, as well as evidence-based recommendations on the management and monitoring of IBD and other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Through this course, the gap between state of the art practice and current practices will be closed in order to provide a high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patients with IBD. We believe this approach will improve the quality of care provided to patients, decrease the risk of complications and morbidity, and reduce the overall burden of IBD on the patient and society.

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