CCFA Take Steps Long Island
For over twenty years, the Long Island Chapter of CCFA has helped Long Islanders cope with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic illnesses (also known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) that affect an estimated 1.4 million Americans. During that time the number of patients on Long Island has more than tripled to a conservatively estimated 30,000. That is one in one hundred—twice the national average—a staggering number. IBD affects people from every community, in every walk of life and is heedless to gender or ethnicity. It is especially cruel to children, causing unrelenting pain, impeding their growth and development and affecting them for their entire lives, unless we find a cure.
About CCFA Founded in 1967, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is the leading non-profit, volunteer-driven organization with the mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases. Today, the organization has grown to 40 local chapters, with more than $150 million raised and invested in research for a cure. This funding has enabled many groundbreaking treatments, improved the quality of care for people with these conditions, and brought the light of hope to countless lives.