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.


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PO Box 1249
Calera, AL 35040
United States


(646) 387-2149

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Here is our November 2023 Alabama/NW Florida Chapter Newsletter. 

November 3, 2023

Our Patients Comes First

The ultimate goal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to improve patient quality of life & ultimately find cures, and one piece of the puzzle to get there is by supporting a pipeline of committed clinicians and researc

July 6, 2022

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

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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.