Southwest Ohio & Kentucky Chapter

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Team Challenge

Change your life and the lives of others when you join Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's endurance training program! Our program offers options in 5k, 10k, half and full marathon, triathlon, IRONMAN, and cycling. Almost all Team Challenge participants have a connection to IBD, providing a supportive environment for anyone who joins. By signing up, you commit to raising funds and awareness to support the foundation's mission, and in return, you receive free coaching and training, all the tools you need to fundraise (including a website!), a t-shirt and race accommodations, including lodging, race entry fee, Team Challenge race singlet, and pre-race pasta party. If you'd prefer to stay closer to home and race without a fundraising minimum, we also offer a "Race in Orange" option! Visit our Team Challenge page to learn more about our program!


Take Steps

Take Steps and be heard for Crohn's and colitis! Take Steps is active in all 50 states, and over 150 communities across the nation. Walkers that participate in Take Steps sign up as individuals or as teams, and set fundraising goals. Walkers that reach specific fundraising levels are rewarded with prizes including t-shirts, hats, and even electronics! The event includes a festival with food, entertainment, and helpful information on Take Steps. Participants truly enjoy raising awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as the opportunity to come together and meet others affected by these illnesses.

Locally, the Take Steps walks occur in Southwest Ohio and Louisville in the  summer and Dayton and. Visit for more information!


spin4 crohn's & colitis cures

Hop on a bike and get pedaling for a cure! Our premier indoor cycling event has raised millions of dollars to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and provide support for the more than 3 million Americans living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Click here for information on spin4 crohn's & colitis cures for Southwest Ohio/Kentucky. 


Camp Oasis

Camp Oasis co-ed residential summer camp for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Click here to learn more about this exciting program, or call (513) 772-3550, x4.



We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help in and out of the office and at events. Office tasks include typing, filing, mailings, and other administrative tasks. Out of office tasks include helping with calls to potential donors, and distribution of marketing materials. You could also choose to serve on a planning committee for a special event, or as an ambassador to local patients.  Call (513) 772-3550 or email [email protected] if you’re interested.


Become a Member

As a member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, you help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits. These benefits include a subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine and invitations to participate in chapter events. Individual memberships start as low as $30. Join or renew today.



Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research. This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Donate online, mail a gift to our office, or pay over the phone with a credit card by calling (513) 772-3550.


Matching Gifts

Many companies offer Matching Gift programs, where employees can make a donation, and the company will match their gift with an additional donation to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.  Click here to determine if your employer has a Matching Gift Program.


Workplace Giving

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Southwest Ohio Chapter is proud to participate in the workplace giving campaign of Community Health Charities and United Way. At many workplaces employees can direct contributions to the charity of their choice. Look for our name and agency code in your company campaign. If you don't find us, please ask your employer to add Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.




United Way Contributor:  Greater Dayton Area

Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #83935 (Southwest Ohio), #16974 (Kentucky)



2368 Victory Pkwy
Suite 240
Cincinnati, OH 45206
United States


(513) 772-3550
(877) 283-7513

Upcoming Events


IBD Family Education Day 2021

February 28, 2021

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Southwest Ohio Take Steps

December 31, 2021

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