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About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D., the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research.

The Foundation's 40 chapters provide education and support to patients nationwide, offering support groups, education programs, and fundraising events. Nationally, CCFA hosts educational webcasts several times a year and provides much-needed information and support through its Information Resource Center at 888.MY.GUT.PAIN and

Your Dollars at Work

The Foundation consistently meets standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance as well as other charity watchdog organizations.

Our Sponsors

Our dedicated corporate sponsors provide significant grants to the Foundation, which have made possible many of our research, support, and education programs.

Global Partners

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation maintains informal partnerships with a variety of Crohn's and colitis-related organizations around the world for the purposes of cooperation on research and information sharing.

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