Awareness week




DECEMBER 1-7, 2022

Help make #IBDvisible during Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week!

Millions of Americans live with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis - you likely know someone affected by one of these invisible and incurable diseases. Despite this, many do not fully understand these diseases (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) and how they impact daily life.


Together, during Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week, let's Make #IBDvisible.

Make a Donation to Advance IBD Research & Patient Programs

The greatest way you can Make #IBDvisible is helping to advance IBD research and critically needed patient programs with a donation today. All donations made through December 31, 2022 will be matched up to a total of $500,000! Plus, when you donate $50 or more now through the end of Awareness Week, you'll receive the 2022 #CCAwarenessWeek T-shirt allowing you to Make #IBDvisible all year long!

Create and Share Your Own Social Media Graphic

Share why you're making #IBDvisible in a customized social media graphic! Whether you're an IBD patient, caregiver, healthcare provider, or community supporter, you can raise awareness and Make #IBDvisible! Complete the following survey, and then download and share your graphic on social media.

Awareness Week Events

Follow us on social to keep up with all #CCAwarenessWeek activities while we work together to Make #IBDvisible all week long. You can join the conversation by sharing your story and tuning in to our live events listed below:

December 1, 1 p.m. ET

Instagram Live event Chat with Sydney Morgan and Regan Gallo

Sydney is an actress, model, and makeup artist who shares her journey with ulcerative colitis with her millions of followers on social media. Regan is currently Miss Washington and will compete to be Miss America later this month. 

December 6, 8 p.m. ET

                         Facebook Live event Roundtable with Chief Marketing Officer Judy Hoffstein, Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Caren Heller, & Executive Vice President of Education, Support & Advocacy Laura Wingate



Add a sticker to your social media posts!

Use our new GIPHY stickers in your social media posts to make #IBDvisible during Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week! Search for them using Crohn's, colitis, or IBD in Facebook Messenger, Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and more.
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Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system, causing symptoms including abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss.

Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). In addition to the impact on the GI tract, in some patients, IBD may also affect the joints, skin, bones, kidneys, liver, and eyes.


Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week was created in 2011 by U.S. Senate Resolution 199, “A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, December 1-7.” Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week is designed to bring together the IBD community around a shared goal—to raise awareness and educate the public about IBD as part of our mission to see a future free of Crohn’s and colitis.


The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation extends its deepest thanks to our Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week sponsors: