2014 Connecticut Shoreline Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: Hammonasset State Park

Date: 10/25/2014
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 = $40,000.00

Achieved = $17,134.30

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Top Participants

2014 Connecticut Shoreline Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Meet our Honored Heroes . . .

Pamela Bergantino and Jazzmine & JJ Gargano

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Thank you to all our registered teams and participants.  We are excited to be 80% to our goal of 40 teams!

Kudos to our top fundraisers!

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Take Steps spreads awareness about IBD throughout our community while raising crucial funds to fuel the mission--critical research, education and support services of CCFA. As we continue to strive to surpass our local fundraising goal of $40,000, many of you have been hard at work leading our efforts through your team and individual fundraising!


Congratulations to our current Top Fundraising Teams:

  1. The Unforgetabowels--led by Pamela Bergantino
  2. Team Avery c/o 4 All Promos--led by Cynthia Sumner
  3. Team Tynan--led by Denise Tynan
  4. Team Shnook--led by Angela Cafarelli
  5. Team Angry Bellies--led by Michelle Wiliams

Congratulations to our current Top Fundraising Individuals (raised $1,000 or more!):

Pamela Bergantino, The Unforgetabowels


Here is the brand new Take Steps video featuring our neighbors from Fairfield County and Boston


And here is an exciting update about CCFA's microbiome research initiative which donations raised through Take Steps are helping to fund!



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.

Here's to a great 2014!


Looking for a rewarding experience? Please consider joining our Planning Committee!

As our Shoreline Take Steps Walk heads into our second year we are looking for individuals to lend their time and talent to helping grow the event. We strive for Take Steps to be a best-in-class event and to accomplish that, and accomplish our ultimate goal of finding cures for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, we need your help.

Take a look at the various committee positions we have available and choose an area you're passionate about and where you want to lend your skills.

For more information, please contact Mary Kate Doherty at 203-376-4336 or mkdoherty@ccfa.org


Upcoming Fundraisers and CCFA Events

The CC Brothers Take Steps team will be hosting a candy sale on Saturday, September 27 at the Stop & Shop in Cromwell from 9:00-1:00. Get your pre-Halloween sweet tooth fix and support CCFA at the same time!




Team Angry Bellies is selling T-shirts to support their Take Steps fundraising. Shirts are $20 and are available in size Small to 3X. Order yours today: https://www.booster.com/angrybellies

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Tastefully Simple

The Sarac-Stars are hosting a Tastefully Simple fundraiser through September 30.  25% of the proceeds will support Take Steps.  To place an order, shop online today at www.tastefullysimple.com/web/asaraco and select Amy Saraco as your host prior to check-out.


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