Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Event

We have a vast network of  more than 40 chapters and affiliates nationwide—each with its own volunteer board and Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. Each chapter brings the work of the entire Foundation to their local community. You can make a difference by connecting and participating with your local chapter.

Discover which of these support programs and activities are offered in your local community. Just search for our events by keyword or by city, date, or category.

  • Join Take Steps, our nationwide fundraising walk program that makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission and meet our goals.
  • Test your limits with Team Challenge, our endurance training program.
  •  Send your child to Camp Oasis—our local and regional summer camps for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Connect with others who are struggling to cope with inflammatory bowel diseases  (IBD) through one of our 200 support groups.
  • Attend live education seminars and programs geared for patients and health care professionals.
  • Stay informed about upcoming seminars, support groups, and events in your local community through your chapter newsletter or national newsletter.
  • Ride or volunteer for Get Your Guts in Gear: The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis to help support the Foundation.
  • Encourage your provider to attend the annual Crohn's & Colitis Congress

To find out more about all of our programs and activities in your area, contact your local chapter.

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Updates in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2019

May 4, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | McLean , Virginia

The purpose of this symposium is to provide up-to-date information on the pathogenesis of the disease process, as well as evidence-based recommendations on the management and monitoring of IBD and other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Through this course, the gap between state-of-the-art practice and current practices will be closed to provide a high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patients with IBD. The target audience is IBD professionals including: gastroenterologists, pathologists, pediatricians, radiologists, surgeons, internists, residents, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, and healthcare practitioners interested in IBD, inflammatory pathologies of the GI tract and state of the art endoscopic advances. IBD patients are also invited to the conference and by using promotion code "IBDP" receive a $25 registration. This conference is endorsed by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Greater Washington DC/Virginia Chapter.

Fort Lauderdale Take Steps Walk

May 4, 2019
4:00 P.M. Check-in and festival start | Fort Lauderdale , Florida

Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is our largest fundraising event. Participants raise funds and awareness throughout the year and come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken towards a cure. We’re committed to help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases to one of a brighter future based on well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. Make the decision now to join us and take a step toward a future free from Crohn’s and colitis!

2019 Midland/ Odessa Take Steps Walk

May 4, 2019
9:30 a.m. | Odessa, Texas

When you fundraise through TAKE STEPS, you directly impact vital treatment, research, and life-giving patient programs for 1.6 million Americans who suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Take Steps San Diego 2018

May 4, 2019
San Diego, California

Take Steps is a family-friendly festival and walk where patients, loved ones, friends and supporters EMPOWER and INSPIRE each other to continue the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Patients and their families are provided the perfect opportunity to CONNECT with the greater inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) community, helping them understand they are never alone in this fight.

Richmond Take Steps

May 5, 2019
Glen Allen, Virginia

3:00 pm: Check-in and Festival start; 4:00 pm: Walk start For more information please contact Jamie Pugh: (917) 828-4858

Long Island Take Steps Walk

May 5, 2019
12:00 PM | N. Babylon, New York

By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.

2019 Dallas Take Steps Walk

May 5, 2019
2:00 p.m. | Frisco, Texas

Take Steps is the Foundation's largest fundraising event of local community walks dedicated to raising funds to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Participants and teams raise funds throughout the year and come together at the Take Steps walk event to celebrate their fundraising achievements! Join us May 5th at our NEW location- Baylor Scott & White Performance Center at The Star in Frisco.

Greater Hartford Take Steps Walk

May 5, 2019
East Hartford, Connecticut

Take Steps is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's largest fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the 1.6 million American adults and children affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The day of the Walk is filled with food, entertainment and inspirational speeches from patients affected by these diseases. The funds you raise through Take Steps will help support patient programs, enhance professional education efforts, and propel critical research for cures. Join us on Walk Day. Register today!

Benefit Luncheon 2019

May 7, 2019
Seattle, Washington

Please save the date for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Benefit Luncheon, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle. This year's luncheon theme is "I believe... " I believe... in the strength of the IBD community. I believe... that the guest speakers will inspire and enlighten those who attend. Program highlights include the McCready Family Award presented by Mike & Ashley McCready, a family's story of a child diagnosed with IBD, a young professional's perspective, a long-time patient's experience, and updates on how your donations advance IBD research and patient care. We hope you can join us as we bring together the IBD community and raise vital funds to support research and patient programs. Register to attend at: If you’d like to be a table captain or sponsor the event, please contact Emma Croston at

Annual IBERIABANK Keymorada Fly-Spin Invitational

May 7, 2019
Islamorada, Florida

The Keymorada Invitational Fishing Tournament takes place each year during the second week of May, at the beautiful Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa in Islamorada Florida.

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