CCFA Rocky Mountain
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter
1805 South Bellaire Street, Suite 285, Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-639-9163 | Toll-Free: 866-RMT-CCFA | Fax: 303-568-0424 | |



To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Rocky Mountain Chapter currently helps fund 10 research projects in Colorado.  Learn more about CCFA's mission to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research.


Jeremy Stern
Executive Director

Heidi Dudley
Team Challenge Manager

Amy Webb
Development Assistant

Jenny Roope
Take Steps Walk Coordinator

Kaela Tyrrell
Community Development Manager, Utah

Evan Corazzari 
CCFA Board President
Rocky Mountain Chapter


About CCFA Rocky Mountain

Schedule of Upcoming Events

Support Services


Support Groups

To see a listing of the Rocky Mountain Chapter support groups, click here.

Next Denver support group:
Tuesday, December 10 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Skyridge Medical Center Office, Aspen Bldg
10103 Ridgegate Pkwy, Suite 312
Lone Tree, CO 80124


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7 - 8 p.m. - Support Group Meeting
8 - 9 p.m. - Celebration with fellow IBDers

Skyridge Medical Center Office, Aspen Bldg
10103 Ridgegate Pkwy, Suite 312
Lone Tree, CO 80124

If you're able, please bring a treat to share - salty, sweet, or something to drink!  Call the CCFA Office at 303-639-9163 x1 for any questions.

Volunteers Leaders:
Bean Nance and Kevin Parker or

Salt Lake City Group
The CCFA Salt Lake City Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month at IMC, Building 7, Classroom 3 & 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. Their next meeting will take place on Thursday, October 17th. For more information, please contact Kaela Tyrrell at


NEW - Fort Collins Support Group


A new support group will soon be forming in the Fort Collins area in January 2014. Thanks to Centers For Gastroenterology for hosting this group.

For more details, please contact Jeremy at

New Support Groups
We are currently seeking Support Group Leaders to help increase the support we provide to the community. If interested, call Amy today at 303-639-9163 x4


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Need help? Contact our Information Resource Center: 888.MY.GUT.PAIN; 888.694.8872


The Rocky Mountain Chapter is seeking volunteers for the following positions: Communications Coordinator, Support Services Leader, and Team Challenge Intern. Committees are also being formed for a variety of fun events, so contact us today to get involved and give back! Training, college experience, and office space provided. Individual and Group experiences are available and we will work with your schedule. Call or email us if you're interested! 303-639-9163.

2013 Memorials & Tributes

In Memory of Ilse Blaugrund
Seymour & Shirley Beck

In Memory of Arielle Fey
Aileen Cornbleet

In Memory of Bob Seipt
Robert & Kari Allen

If you are interested in making a donation in the memory of a loved one, please contact Amy Webb at

CCFA Young Professional Group

Young Professionals Group

Interested in meeting young people living with Crohn's or colitis? We will be meeting each month to grow the group and we want you to join us. Learn more from your peers and see how you can get involved. Just show up, meet some great folks, and invite others to join you. 

Next YPG Meet Up location
Reiver's Bar and Grill
1085 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209
Thursday, December 12
6-8 pm

RSVP or Questions:  

CCFA Videos to Watch
CCFA Video

CCFA Mission Video

Television PSA for Take Steps
Team Challenge Video
Learn about the amazing progress:
View the CCFA Escape the Stall video


Walk Manager Position Opening


The Rocky Mountain Chapter is searching for a hard working and energetic Walk Manager to plan and execute our Denver and Colorado Springs Take Steps Walks.  For more details, view the link below or contact Jeremy at 303-639-9163 x2.

To view the job posting:  CLICK HERE 

Denver 2012

CCFA IBDigest - December 2013
Announcements / Upcoming Events


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TOMORROW   --  Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day will take place during a 24-hour period on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Donations will be accepted through CCFA's page on, with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting local nonprofits.  Make December 10 your day to give to CCFA!!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE and help support CCFA's efforts to live in a world free from IBD!

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The cost of care in IBD is significant and many families struggle with expenses. This FREE webcast will provide patients and loved ones with tips for managing healthcare costs. Several programs that can help cover the cost of treatment for both uninsured and underinsured patients will be described. Speakers will also discuss disability coverage in IBD.
Date: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 6:00 pm -7:00 pm (MST)
  • Karen Hanson, RN, CNP,  Nurse Practitioner - Mayo Clinic
  • Susanne Benouna, Medical Secretary - Mayo Clinic
  • Elizabeth Messenger, Direciter of Outreach & Education - NeedyMeds
For more information and to register, CLICK HERE


Charity Miles 3.jpgCharity Miles is an iPhone/Android app that empowers you to earn corporate sponsorships for CCFA while walking, running, or biking.

Simply download the FREE app, choose your charity, and press Start! As you walk, run, or bike, the app tracks your distance and you earn money for CCFA. Bikers earn 10 cents per mile while walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile.  Learn More Here

Join the movement and invite your friends today, because changing the world is a team sport! - Download the App today


Monies.jpgDear CCFA Supporters,

Your support makes it possible for CCFA to continue working towards finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as improving the quality of life for the 1.4 million Americans living with these devastating diseases. In considering a year-end gift, will you join us again with a generous contribution to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America?

Please consider an end-of-year gift in support of our vital mission. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or to learn more about how you can get involved.  View a personal letter to our donors here.

To see the letter, which highlights some amazing local and national accomplishments, click here.  Your end of year gift can be sent to: CCFA, Attn: Jeremy Stern, 1805 S. Bellaire Street, Suite 285, Denver CO 80222


Jeremy Stern
Executive Director
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Work: 303-639-9163 x2 -- Cell: 734-604-2980 --


Team PhotoJoin football fans, corporate executives, students, and supporters of CCFA in this inaugural, once-in-a-lifetime football event!  Teams of 7 to 15 players will compete in a co-ed flag football tournament in exchange for fundraising or donating to CCFA.

You'll not only play on the same field as Peyton Manning and the rest of the amazing 2014 Broncos, but you'll also receive a tour of Mile High, enjoy great food, receive locker room accress, take photos on the field, and win prizes! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Sports Authority Field at Mile High

 To make your own football memories or for more information, CLICK HERE

Each team is asked to raise a minimum of $2,500 to participate.  For questions on how your business or group can participate, contact Jeremy at 303-639-9163 x2 or


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Join us from March 14-16 for an unforgettable weekend filled with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, casino games, lodging and more! Come rip some fresh powder, snowmobile across the mountains, shop the specialty stores or just relax in beautiful Vail, CO.  The 2014 Colorado Powder Classic has moved to Vail and we hope you will join us to experience a weekend you will not forget.  All proceeds benefit CCFA.  For more information, visit

This annual event is moving to Vail Cascade for all of the not miss out on this amazing and fun time in the snow.

Reservations are now being taken:

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot or find our more information.

Take Steps

Take Steps Facebook Salt Lake City, UT Saturday, May 3, 2014 Facebook  Fort Collins, CO Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Facebook Glenwood Springs, CO Sunday, June 7, 2014 Facebook  Colorado Springs, CO Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Facebook Denver, CO Saturday, June 21, 2014



Spring.jpgWe are seeking additional committee members to get involved for the 2104 Walk Season.  Are you interested in helping to plan a Take Steps Walk?  Or would you like to sponsor a Walk? If so, come join us for the largest fundraising program...Take Steps.  Make a difference in your community and get involved!

To join the Salt Lake City Planning Committee or sponsor the Walk, contact Kaela Tyrrell at

To join the Colorado River Valley Planning Committee or sponsor the Walk, contact Jenny Roope at 

To join the Denver Take Steps Planning Committee or sponsor the Walk, contact Jeremy Stern at



Alpine B223.jpgWe are pleased to announce Alpine Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 Colorado River Valley Take Steps Walk presented By Alpine Bank. 

Join us on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. 

To learn more or to register, CLICK HERE.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to support our friends and family who are affected by IBD every day!!!

Team Challenge
Team Challenge Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) endurance training and fundraising program, is the perfect way to improve your fitness while making a difference. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk a half marathon (13.1 miles), train for a cycling event, or experience a sprint triathlon while simultaneously helping to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis—two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact over 1.4 million Americans.
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Vegas Teams.jpgOn Sunday, November 17, Team Denver and Team Salt Lake City took to the Las Vegas strip to run/ walk 13.1 miles in the name of CCFA.

We'd like to congratulate each and every athlete who gave it their all that day!

Team Denver raised over $111,000.

Team SLC raised over $35,000.



Ugly Sweater Run.jpgCalling Team SLC Alumni!!!!

Do you miss Team Challenge?  If so, come join us for an Ugly Sweater Christmas Run!   

Enjoy a run and snacks with alumni and former teammates!  There will be an ugly sweater contest (prizes awarded) and a raffle! 

Entry is $3 per person (to run on indoor track). 

Date:  December 14
Time:    9:00 AM
Location:  Kearns Olympic Ova l- 5662 Cougar Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84118

Please RSVP to Kaela at

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Team_Challenge_E-Card.jpgJoin Team Challenge Denver or Team Challenge Salt Lake City at one of these events:

*Miami Half Marathon - February 2
*Rock n Roll Madrid - April 27
*Bass Lake at Yosemite Triathlon - May 31
*13.1 Chicago Marathon - June 7
*Kona Half Marathon - June 22
*Jamestown Half Marathon - July 12
*Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon - July 20
*Rock n Roll Dublin - August 4

As a team, Denver will be focusing and training for the Kona and Napa events. However, teammates have the option of participating in any half marathon or triathlon and are urged to choose their challenge!

For more information on the Denver team, contact Heidi Dudley at


Miami Better.jpgTeam Challenge's first event of 2014 is the Miami Half Marathon - will you be joining us? 

Enjoy the fabulous Miami hot spots along this fast, inspiring course! Soak in the tropical views - and tropical sounds - as you run or walk 13.1 miles to the finish!

To learn more about this exciting experience, contact Heidi Dudley in Denver at or Kaela Tyrrell in Salt Lake City at



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