East Hartford Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: Great River Park

Date: 5/10/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 9:00 AM
Walk Start: 10:00 AM


Walk Coordinator:
Mary Kate Doherty

Phone: 203-376-4336

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $83,000.00

Achieved = $65,373.10

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East Hartford Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Save the Date!  Our 2015 Greater Hartford Take Steps Walk will be Saturday morning, May 9.

And re-program your GPS . . . We're moving to Rentschler Field!

We loved the scenic route at Great River Park but we have outgrown the amphitheater space and the spring flooding situation made things a bit messy.  So, we're heading less than 3 miles up the road to Rentschler Field which will offer us a great venue where we can continue to grow and offer the community a dynamic event experience. 

The 2015 webiste will launch around November 1. Until then, if you would like to register simply email mkdoherty@ccfa.org and I will enter your team as soon as the website is live.


Join us for a live education event . . . Register Today

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Awesome job everyone--2014 was a great event!!!

Thank you for all your efforts to fundraise and serve as advocates for your family members and friends affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Your leadership to support CCFA's mission in the fight against IBD is greatly appreciated!!!

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Congratulations to our fundraising award winners:

Top GI Team . . . GI Joes from Connecticut GI, P.C.

Top Corporate Team . . . CSI Crohnies from Control Systems Inc.

2nd Place Family & Friends Team . . . Team Danny & Sam

Top Family & Friends Team . . . We Love Magda

2nd Place Individual Fundraiser . . . Danny Lamanna from Team Danny & Sam

Top Individual Fundraiser . . . Jenna Roberts from Belly Busters

Incentive Prize: Weekend in NYC . . . Ryan Nightingale from We Love Magda


Meet 2014 Honored Hero, Alexis Hoey!

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Alexis, who is 13 years old, was diagnosed in early January 2013 after months of not feeling well. She has had an up and down battle since then – including a flare in December of 2013 – but has kept a positive attitude and incredible spirit throughout. Her experience has also made her a passionate advocate helping in the search for a cure. . .Read more of Alexis'  amazing testimony here - Honored Hero



2014 Take Steps Walk Video

Get a feel for the walk experience and see footage from our 2013 walk season!


Special thanks to our National Sponsors! 

AbbVie has chosen to support our East Hartford Take Steps Walk, one of 130 they are supporting this year as the National Platinum Sponsor.

Additionally, Shire has signed on as a National Sponsor at 50 locations, including East Hartford!


We are so grateful to these National Partners!!!

To see all of our sponsors, visit our Sponsor page


Greeting from CT Walk Manager, Mary Kate Doherty

Hi all,

I am so excited to have joined the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation as the CT Take Steps Walk Manager.  I look forward to meeting all of you in the weeks ahead.  Please contact me with any questions or needs you or any of your team members have.  I am here to help you have a positive experience with Take Steps as we work together to raise funds to find cures for Crohn's & ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for all adults and children affected by these diseases.

I can help with promoting your upcoming team fundraisers, providing materials, registering your team members so please reach out.  I can be reached at 203-376-4336 and mkdoherty@ccfa.org.

Please also keep connected with UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS and CHAPTER EVENTS: