Become an Ambassador

Advocacy is a critical part of our mission to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, and to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Our advocates are patients, caregivers, supporters, researchers, and healthcare providers. By sharing their stories, they ensure that the voices of those affected by IBD are heard.

We need your voice.

Start making a difference today so that we can continue to improve the quality of life for IBD patients and improve access to care and research funding. Become an advocate by joining our Advocacy Network!

Be an Ambassador

An ambassador is an enthusiastic and dedicated chronic illness patient or professional, or the family member of a chronic illness patient, who is interested in sharing his or her time and expertise to help elevate awareness for chronic illnesses. As an ambassador you are passionate about our cause and committed to keeping abreast of new, relevant issues that may impact the community. 


The goal of the Ambassador Board is to engage patients and healthcare professionals in raising awareness about chronic illnesses within their communities and among their social networks.

  • Post on your social media page (FB or Twitter) once a month

  • Share COCCI’s Facebook or Instagram posts twice a month

  • Be willing to be interviewed once a year about your condition

  • Add "COCCI Ambassador Board Member" to your email signature

  • Be willing to participate in a photoshoot/video once a year for COCCI

  • Participate in 1 fundraising activity to seek contributions of time, money and/or in-kind support from individuals and corporate partners

  • Ambassadors will be displayed on our website with their photo, condition, and year of diagnosis

  • Be willing to lead a virtual support group 1 time a year:

    • Topics will be given to the Ambassador 1 month prior

    • We will do our best to pair Ambassador with a medical professional (this is when the topic is medical)

    • Tools will be provided to Ambassador for conversation leadership

  • Be willing to be a voice for the community, explaining why this community is relevant and necessary.


Color of Crohn's & Chronic Illness is a 501(c)(3) Registered Organization


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