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Fall season is event season for the Michigan Chapter, and we couldn’t be more excited!  We will be hosting our fall events in person – and looking forward to seeing you all!

We recently held our 44th Annual Evening of Hope event, and had record breaking numbers.  Read below for more information and learn more about next year’s event.  Next up is Harvest & Hops, spin 4 crohn’s & colitis cures, and A Touch of Football.  Check out information below to register or learn more.

Additionally, we will be hosting a regional Education event on Saturday, November 20 and will feature current IBD topics presented by leading physicians from the Great Lakes area.  More information is below.

Can’t wait to see you all soon! 




Apply to join the National Council of College Leaders (NCCL)

Applications are now open for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s National Council of College Leaders (NCCL)! The NCCL works to increase awareness of IBD through youth-focused advocacy, education, and fundraising. NCCL members develop leadership skills and prepare for even larger roles as advocates for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 

Click here for more information and to access the application.

Learning to be an effective partner in your IBD care

Everyone has goals they want to fulfill through their IBD treatment. Whether it’s achieving remission, returning to work, or even decreasing stress, it’s important to work with your provider to identify your goals and set a treatment plan to achieve them. This approach is known as treat-to-target, and it works to improve IBD care and outcomes and encourages patients to work with their healthcare teams to establish clear short- and long-term goals.

Click here to learn more about the treat-to-target approach and how to be an effective partner in your IBD care.


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Registration is Now Open!

Join us for the MyIBD Learning Live and On Demand Education Event

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST 

VisTaTech Center

Livonia, MI 

The 2021 Great Lakes Regional Patient & Caregiver Conference: IBD Update, will bring the IBD community together for a day of learning from expert speakers about the latest in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Whether you join us in-person or virtually, you will learn about:

- Complementary and alternative medicine

- Nutrition and diet therapy

- Updates on COVID-19 & vaccination

- Pregnancy & IBD

- Surgical Maintenance

- Psychosocial impact of IBD

…and more

Pre-registration is required by noon on November 19th for the virtual livestream access and on demand portions of this program. Any registrations received after this time will have access to the on demand portion only.

Click here to view the full agenda and learn more about this MyIBD Learning Live and On Demand event.

For more information, contact Kelly Fitzgerald at



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Harvest & Hops is literally around the corner! Join us for an evening of fun, food, drinks, community and in honoring Dr. Susan Kais, Barb House and more.

Get your tickets today and join in on the fun including our silent auction, live auction, beer, wine and cider samples, games, an inspiration program and much more. We hope to see you there!


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With hope anything is possible.

Together we raised over $318,000 to put forth towards the cure that 3.1 million people and their families are waiting for. That is the most we have raised in 44 years at this event! You can find photos from the event in the Emily Grace Photography online photo gallery: 

We are already planning our 45th Annual Evening of Hope “There’s No Place Like Hope” gala on October 1, 2022 at MotorCity Casino and we hope you will join us. Follow us on Facebook for event updates at 

If you have questions or comments, please reach out to Laura Marschner at or 646-856-1295.

PS If you were wondering how to dress for next year’s event, there are some fantastic ideas below. Think 1930’s Movie Premier or…


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Level up and take your #power2cure twice as far! We’re excited to announce that thanks to a generous donor, all gifts to spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures during the month of October will be matched, up to a total of $100,000. Join our party with a purpose, and you can have double the impact!

You still have time to secure a bike for our November 14th spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures at CycleBar in Northville and have your donations matched.

*Note: Matched funds will not be allocated to your personal or team fundraising total. Deadline for donations to qualify for the match is 11:59 p.m. PT on October 31, 2021, or when the total of donations to spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures during the month of October exceeds $100,000, whichever comes first.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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We are still recruiting for A Touch of Football 2021!  There are currently 12 spots available.  Grab a team of your friends and join us at Ford Field for a day you won’t forget.  Play flag football where the pros play, and help us raise funds to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  Spectators are welcome and can participate in game day challenges and tours.  Register today!


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With Crohn’s disease, it can feel like life revolves around managing symptoms. For some people, flare-ups keep happening even with medication. A new Crohn’s disease clinical trial is testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational treatment. Learn more through our partner, Infusion Associates here.



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Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and are the keys to helping us achieve success in our mission.  Whether it’s raising funds, serving on our Board or a committee, or helping out at an event, each volunteer plays a pivotal role.  We have many opportunities to engage and be involved. Check out videos on our website to hear some testimonies from our Volunteers and learn how you can #joinMIIBD. 


We are very grateful for our Friends of the Foundation partners and all they do to support our mission! 

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You can find WaterWipes locally at Meijer Stores


Need Help?

Contact our IBD Help Center: 888.694.8872 or For tips, sharing, and support from other people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, join our free Community site.

Our Mission

To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.