Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter

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Welcome to the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia 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 Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter is headquartered in Pittsburgh and serves the Western PA region including Altoona, Erie, and State College. We also serve the entire state of West Virginia. 

Through various programs, we support our patients and family members with education programs, support groups, and community awareness and advocacy. Through our signature Take Steps program, we engage over 800 participants annually who walk and fundraise for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Our latest research video is now available. To learn more about how two people can appear to have the same disease, but respond differently to therapy, watch "The Immune Response and IBD."


5001 Baum Blvd #635
Suite 635
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States


(412) 823.8272

Chapter Events

Brunch Under the Stars

The inaugural Brunch Under the Stars is scheduled for May 7th, 2020. This event will give attendees the opportunity to engage with others in the community while enjoying an array of attractions the foundation has arranged.

May 7, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Take Steps

Take Steps

June 14, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA

2020 Camp Oasis of West Virginia

June 16, 2020

High View, WV

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures pittsburgh

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures is a party with a purpose! join your friends for a relay on a stationary bike and raise funds for the crohn's & colitis foundation.

September 26, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA
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Local News

UPMC's IBD Connect Helps Patients Battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lead A Normal Life

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) —There’s a local support network in our area that helps patients battling inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and colitis lead a normal life.

August 21, 2019

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