New England Chapter

72 River Park Street
Suite 202

Needham, Massachusetts, 02494
Phone: (781) 449.0324
Fax: (781) 465.7273

Welcome to the New England Chapter! 

We serve Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; funding research, raising awareness and providing education and support to Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients and caregivers.

View the April New England Chapter Newsletter 

Review the Foundation - 2018 Accomplishments 



The Fete of Food & Wine will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, November 2, 2019! 

If you are interested in joining the Fete of Food & Wine Committee, contact Jenna Wilson.

View the 2018 event photos by Cheryl Richards and Boston AV Rental.


Our 7th annual, Night in White for the Cure, hosted by our Young Professionals' Committee, will take place at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter in Boston on June 20th, 2019 from 6:00PM-10:00PM.

We hope you can join us for a memorable, fun-spirited evening of IBD fundraising, dancing and more - all in the name of finding a cure for the 3 million adults and children living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Visit to purchase tickets, sponsorship, program ads or donate!

Questions? Or interested in donating an auction item?

Email, call or text Elaina Repucci: / (646)-984-7617


Greater Boston ● Western Massachusetts ● Maine  

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is a family-friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases.

In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together more than 240,000 people and raised more than $60 million to help further our mission. More than 80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends, and the IBD community to celebrate. These festivals are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. 

To view photos from the 2018 Boston Take Steps Walk, click here.  

Thank you to everyone for the support at all of our fall walks! Stay tuned for pictures and updates! 

Take Steps would like to thank our generous National Platinum Sponsor:


Contact Collen Marfione regarding Greater Boston Take Steps! 

Contact Laura Gallagher regarding Maine and Western Massachusetts Take Steps!


Check out our New England Support Groups! Info for each group can be found in the Support Group tab on the left-side menu of this page.

If you have an ostomy and are seeking support, you might consider attending an MGH Ostomy Support Group Meeting as well. This group is not affiliated with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation or our Boston Support Group which also meets at MGH.

Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group
Date: Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: Wang Building, Suite 455 Surgical Clinic conference room

New Support Group in Nashua, NH! Meets the first Thursday of every month from 7-8 pm at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Email the support group facilitator, Janet, for more information. 

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor for others with IBD? Are you looking to receive one on one support from a trained mentor?


Team Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program unlike any other. It’s a unique opportunity to change your life and the lives of others. After our customized training program, you will have forged new friendships and accomplished things you never thought possible. No matter what your fitness level, you will train for a rewarding and exciting endurance event at one of our great destination races while raising vital funds to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

Race in Orange lets you take the Team Challenge experience to any competition. Cross the finish line today in support of finding a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Want to learn more? Contact Brianne Creedon, New England Endurance Manager. 

Independent Events 

The New England Chapter is fortunate enough to have many dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond to fundraise for our mission. Here are some upcoming events that our volunteers have created.

Upcoming Events

7th Annual Mackenzie's 5k for Crohn's Disease

Attend the 7th Annual Annual Mackenzie's 5k for Crohn's Disease! The race is run in a beautiful Cape Cod setting, past the historic New England churches and colonial homes of downtown Sandwich, one of the oldest towns in America and then along the beautiful scenic views of Shawme Pond.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Henry T. Wing School

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Participants can pre-register at Mackenzie's 5k for Crohn's Disease | Cape Cod Mackenzie's 5k for Crohns Disease or donate or sponsor at this website link.

Boston College vs Holy Cross Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Game

Attend Boston College first Crohn's and Colitis Awareness game! Through this awareness game, new Chapter Volunteer Sydney hopes to inform people about these diseases and spread awareness. Many people she has met along the way, know very little about these diseases if anything at all! It is time to break the silence and tell the world about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis! She wants to make people more aware and educate them on how to become more involved to help find a cure for the 3+ million children and adults living with IBD!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2019 at Harrington Athletics Village located on the Brighton Campus of Boston College at 2125 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton MA

Game Starts at 4:00 PM

Admission is free to the game. If you or someone you know is an IBD patient and want to be involved in the game festivities we are trying to get as many patients, caregivers and allies to come out on to the field for a ceremonial first pitch! Please email for more information or to let her know you will be in attendance. 

Past Events 

9th Annual Team Intestinal Fortitude Event

Attend the 9th Annual Team Intestinal Fortitude Event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation! Hosted by the Team Intestinal Fortitude Committee, led by Co-Chairs Jake Marcus and Jonathan Adams. Since it’s inception, this event has helped raise over $1 million for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s mission.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Towneship Restaurant in Easton

6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Open bar, heavy passed appetizers, valet parking donated by owners David Howe and Chandra Gouldrop

Donate here.

Interested in hosting your own event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation? Please contact Elaina Repucci for more information: / (646)-984-7617


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Join the Take Steps Community

Connect with the IBD community and walk to help end Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn more about our walk near you!

Get Fit, Make Friends, Change Lives!

Team Challenge Endurance Training Program

  • Half Marathon
  • Triathlon

Run or walk a half marathon, train for a triathlon, or ride in a great cycling event at one our amazing destination races while raising vital funds for research. Join Team Challenge today!