CCFA logoThe Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that is dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The CCFA is a leader in research, education and patient support for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). CCFA funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of IBD research.

CCFA Canada logoThe Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) was founded in 1974 by a group of parents whose children were diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). CCFC funds research projects that probe the mysteries of IBD. CCFC’s goal is to find the cure for IBD and is committed, first and foremost, to raising funds for research into these diseases.

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The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust supports a broad spectrum of healthcare and medical research-based programs. The areas supported include Type 1 Diabetes, Digestive Diseases, Rural Healthcare, Cardiology, and a range of other programs and institutions.



National Institutes of Health is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.