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 = $62,232.22

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Richmond Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

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Richmond, Take Steps to Find Cures

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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.



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!