Miami Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: Bayfront Park

Date: 5/3/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 9:00 AM
Walk Start: 10:30 AM


Walk Coordinator:
Keytia Ortiz

Phone: (646) 430-0559

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $150,000.00

Achieved = $147,448.88

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Miami Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

The official COUNTDOWN to the 2014 Miami Take Steps Walk has begun!

We are excited to announce that Downtown Miami will be turning ORANGE and BLUE for Take steps starting Friday evening! Our special guest, Tim Hardaway, Sr. will be helping us flip the switch and light up the iconic Miami Tower in our colors in honor of Take Steps. Make sure to check out our beautiful Miami Skyline and feel proud knowing how much progress we've made in raising IBD awareness throughout our community!

 Miami Tower 2014

Make sure to get your team members registered before the walk to make the check-in process easier. Also, if you have any donations you've collected, please mail them into the Florida Chapter office at the address below, or bring them with you on Walk Day!  Remember, we require one donation per walker, in order to qualify for a wristband. Check out our Walk Day Details page for more information on our wristband policy

All checks should be made payable to CCFA or Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and mailed to the address below:

CCFA- Miami Take Steps Walk
21301 Powerline Rd. 3301
Boca Raton, FL 33433 

Raise $100 to receive an official Take Steps Shirt! We also have great incentives at the $250, $500 and $1,000 + levels. The more money you raise, the more great goodies you will earn! Also, this year we are excited to include some special incentive prizes* courtesy of our generous sponsors. Everyone who raises a minimum of $500 will win a chance at THREE AMAZING prizes, and of course, the more money you raise the better your odds to win!
* Only one prize per winner

Fundraise to Win





Click here for more information on our Walk Day Activities, including information on our wristband policy and our FAQ. Registration will begin at 9 AM and the walk will begin at 10:30 AM. We ask all walkers to check in at the Registration Booth to check in and pick up their incentive coupons. The first 500 registered walkers will receive a goodie bag! Please arrive before 10 am to avoid long lines and make sure you enjoy our fantastic Walk day activities. 


Parking is NOT included. There are various public parking lost near the park. We have also arranged for a $5 flat rate at the College Station Garage (190 NE 3rd Street Miami, FL 33132). Please click here or the image below for a detailed map

Miami 2014 Parking


We will be walking approximately 1.25 miles along Biscayne Bay. The wlak will start and end at the ballon arch near the children's playground in front of the Tina Hills Pavilion. Walking the complete route is NOT required; walkers can turn around any time! Please click here or on the image below for our detailed walk route

2014 Miami Walk Route


Fundraise to WinSpecial FUNdraising Contest!

We have a special treat for all of our walkers. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have THREE (3) very special incentive prizes we will be raffling off on Walk day. Each and every person who raises $500 or more will have their name entered for a chance to win one* of 3 amazing prizes. Keep fundraising, and you will improve your chances! For every additional $100 you raise, your name will be entered again. The more money you raise, more chances you will have to win! 

A HUGE THANKS! to our generous sponsors, Target, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Club Med, for making this possible! 

                                      Target logo
Norwegian Cruise Line
                 Club Med Logo  

* Prizes are limited to only one per walker

Click here for more details

Announcing the GOLDEN COLON Awards!

Golden Colon Title 2014

Titles will be earned & awards will be given.... Most importantly, bragging rights shall be won! 
Here are the categories of awards we'll be presenting on Walk day to those teams who raise the most funds for CCFA.

1st and 2nd Place – Friends & Family Teams
Top Individual Fundraiser(Not associated with a team.)
Top Hospital Team
Top Corporate Team
Top GI Office Team

And last, but not least... The most coveted and prestigious award, which travels year to year to the top overall fundraising team....

Annual Golden Colon Award 

NOTE:  ALL FUNDS MUST BE RECEIVED AND ACCOUNTED FOR NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, May 2nd!  A minimum of $500 must be achieved in each category in order to be eligible for Golden Colon Awards.  (Sorry, funds received after this deadline can't be included in the total for the Golden Colon Award Program.)



All individual participants who are registered and meet fundraising minimums are eligible to earn recognition gifts. Check out our awesome incentives below (click on the picture to open the document).

2014 Miami Walk Incentives


Meet our Local Honored Hero!

Who is your Hero? Who do you walk for? The Take Steps Walk is all about  honoring all of those who are dealing with the constant daily struggle that exists with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our local honored hero serves as a representative of all patients who are waging their courageous battles with these chronic diseases, working to increase public awareness and understanding. We are proud to announce this year's Honored Hero, Alina Suarez of Miami. Please click on her picture below to read her story and learn more about why she was chosen as our local Honored Hero.

Alina Suarez- Honored Hero 2014

Alina Suarez, 12 years old
2014 Miami Take Steps Honored Hero
Team Captain, Alina’s Colitas


Sponsorship Campaign

Spread the word to businesses and corporations by asking for their sponsorship support. Sponsorship solicitation is easy and rewarding (see our Sponsor Page for more details). To order your sponsorship packets or for more info about "making the ask," please contact your Walk Manager, Keytia Ortiz at (646) 430-0559 or


Calling All Volunteers!

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help with everything from distributing flyers to assisting with set-up at the Walk. Please click here for our online volunteer registration form, or for more information about volunteering on Walk Day or click on the link below. There are many ways YOU can help! For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Keytia Ortiz at (646) 430-0559 or

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Got Spirit?

Join us for our Team Spirit Competition on Walk Day! More than anything else, Team Spirit unites a group of walkers as a TEAM the day of the Walk. Team T-Shirts are a great way to show your team spirit. In addition to Team T-Shirts you can have a Team Banners, Signs, Flags, Hats, Cheers and Accessories! Click here for our Team Spirit Flyer for more details.


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