Richmond Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: North Shore Commons, Innsbrook

Date: 4/27/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 3:00 PM
Walk Start: 4:00 PM


Walk Coordinator:
Jamie Pugh

Phone: 804-931-9022

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $70,000.00

Achieved = $88,728.59

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Richmond Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

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Richmond, Take Steps to Find Cures

Register to Walk!

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission.  Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.

Take Steps for Crohn’s & colitis is a family friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases.  In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission. 

80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Register today. Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases.



IMPORTANT TAKE STEPS Information – April 27th

  • Event Time:   Check-in and Registration begins at 3pm.  The walking will begin at 4pm, after a short program and announcements.  The festivities will take place at 4991 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen VA 23060, North Shore Commons in Innsbrook again this year (the grassy area behind the buildings).   Please check-in at the registration tent upon arrival.   Walk-up registrations and donations are welcome.


  • Event Fun:  The walk will feature a DJ, bounce house, face painter, yard activities, and more!   There will be a BBQ picnic lunch however, we encourage you to bring your own picnic foods if this doesn't appeal to you. Also bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc so you can hang out and relax throughout the afternoon!  Also bring any yard games, etc you might like to play!  We will provide plenty of water and some limited foods, but you’re welcome to bring your own.  Food will be served after the Walk .The walk is about 1.5 miles around a beautiful pond.


  • Bringing donations to the walk:  All money needs to be in a walker envelope.  Please write your Team Name on the envelope. If you or your team members are bringing donations to the walk, please make sure each team member has their own walker envelope filled out completely so that we can apply those dollars to the correct team member account.  If you have a lot of coins, please convert them into cash or check made out to CCFA.  We can also accept credit card donations onsite.


  • Incentives:  Only participants who have fundraised or made a donation will receive a paper wristband which allows you to partake in food, drink, and all activities at the walk.  Take Steps incentives are available to participants who register for the walk and actively fundraise towards their goal.  Any registered participant who raises $100 per their own individual fundraising account will receive an event T-shirt.  At $250 you’ll receive a baseball cap, and at $500 a Long Sleeve t-shirt.  Incentives are cumulative on day of only. For example, if you raise $500, you will receive a t-shirt, baseball cap and a long sleeve t-shirt.  


  • Public Parking is available near the walk site. Please follow the arrows.


  • Location details - there are two entrances to Innsbrook. Please follow the CCFA Take Steps signs to lead you to the correct location of the park.


  • Check the weather and dress appropriately!  The area of the festivities tends to get muddy if it rains so please be prepared! Event goes on rain or shine, unless there’s severe weather, in which case we’ll try to contact participants.  You can also keep updated through our Facebook page:


  • Vendors – make sure to visit our vendor tables and get your stamp card stamped in order to be eligible to win six tickets to _The Flying Squirrels game of your choice! You will receive your stamp card at registration. Once your card is stamped, please return it to the registration tent and a winner will be picked at the end of the walk!


I am so proud of all of our teams and appreciative of our generous sponsors. We look forward to seeing you!!  If you have any questions at all, please let me know!


Thank you!

Jamie Pugh, CCFA Walk Manager




Hi, my name is Ryan Stites and I am honored to be recognized as this year’s local hero for the Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk.  I am currently 13 years old and an 8th grader at Tomahawk Creek Middle School in Midlothian, Virginia.  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in February of 2010 at the age of nine.

Prior to my diagnosis, I was an ordinary kid who was very active in sports, including soccer, basketball & swimming.  In the months leading up to my diagnosis, I began to suffer with bouts of severe abdominal pain and noticed that my energy level wasn’t what it used to be.  It was noticeable to my coaches & frustrating to me.  After recognizing that I had lost a significant amount of weight, my doctor ordered a battery of tests which resulted in the diagnoses of Crohn’s.  I was found to be in the middle of a significant flare up and spent the next two weeks in the hospital being stabilized.

Since my original hospitalization, I have tried several different medications with varying degrees of success.  I have been receiving Remicade infusions for the past 18 months and they seem to be working pretty well.  We normally schedule the infusions on Sunday afternoon after church and my dad & I take advantage of the quiet time to hang out and watch football or whatever sport happens to be on tv. While my energy level is still not what it used to be, I rarely have pain and I have started growing once again. 

I am very thankful for the research that CCFA and the Take Steps walk make possible and I am confident that they will find a cure for the disease soon!!



Special Thank You to everyone that attended the Richmond Take Steps Kickoff this week!

We are truly grateful and what a great way to kickoff of the campaign!