Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter

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Welcome to the Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter!

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. in New York City. The Alabama/NW Florida Chapter was founded in 1987 by J. Marshall Garrett M.D. and Conrad & Frances Cypress. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, this chapter serves all of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Special thanks to our Friends of the Foundation corporate partners! 



PO Box 59486
Birmingham, AL 35259
United States


(646) 387-2149

Chapter Events

MyIBD Learning Webinar

Whether it's insurance issues or high cost of care, many IBD patients and their loved ones struggle to get the treatment they need when they need it. Join us on May 20 at 8 p.m.

May 20, 2021

Gulf Coast Take Steps

Take Steps

June 12, 2021

Spanish Fort, AL
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Local News

Order from Minted, Support our Mission

Give back year round with Minted! Order invitations or holiday cards? Use our promo code, FUNDRAISEALNWFL, at checkout to get 20% off your order and donate 15% of your order total to the Foundation.  

October 12, 2020

Remembering Dr. J. Marshall Garrett

In 1987, Dr. J. Marshall Garrett, a Birmingham gastroenterologist, joined with Conrad and Frances Cypress to found the Alabama Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. They started by holding support groups for patients and families, providing hope and community to many.

June 10, 2020

Save the Date: Birmingham IBD Education Day

Save the date! When: Saturday, August 22, 2020 Where: Online Who: IBD patients and caregivers, or anyone who wants to learn more about IBD What: Speakers and presentation topics will be announced soon! 

January 3, 2020

2019 Chairman's Citation Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Chu and Heather Monsma who are the Chairman's Citation Award winners for 2019!

December 17, 2019

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Join a Support Group!

We encourage you to attend these local programs to connect with others around specific IBD-related topics, share resources, and find the community to support you on your journey.