Metro Detroit Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: Meininger Park

Date: 6/21/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 9:00 AM
Walk Start: 11:00 AM


Walk Coordinator:
Heather Jaqua

Phone: 248-737-0900 x6

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $250,000.00

Achieved = $36,116.81

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Metro Detroit Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Get ready, Metro Detroit!!  It's time to Take Steps to Find Cures


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.

WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 2014

9:00 AM Festival Begins 

11:00 AM Walkers Walk!

WHERE:  Meininger Park in Downtown Royal Oak

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HOW MUCH IS IT TO WALK?  There are NO REGISTRATION FEES for captains or individual walkers.  We want Take Steps to be accessble to anyone who wishes to Walk with us.  However, Take Steps is a vital fundraising program that relies on participation from eveyone.  We encourage EVERY PARTICIPANT to help in the fundraising efforts and collect donations under their own name.  Our goal is for 100% participation!.   Registered participants may make a "self donation" when the register and then they can promote the event and their fundraising goal to friends, family and coworkers.  CCFA will deliver or mail out "walker kits" with flyers, collection envelopes and more, to every person who registers.  While many will exceed this amount, it's suggested that each participant raise at least $25 for CCFA.  Remember why we walk:  So that one day, we won't need to - Because the cures will have been found.  We can't find the cures, without the fundraising efforts from YOU! 

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?  Every person who is walking with us should register on this website.  There is a waiver associated with each registration, which is required.  Help us plan for a successful event by registering EVERY PERSON on the team.  Be sure to answer all the questions, including shirt size and ages!  


Please note:  if the following images,are difficult to read, click on the image to be taken to another page, which is clear and printable.  =)

GCA One sheet



Ready to start fundraising?  Let’s talk about it!  Need inspiration?  Check out these fundraising ideas you can coordinate for your team.  Be sure to keep CCFA staff posted if you are planning a fundraiser, because we do have ideas, support materials you can use and can help you promote it!  Please meet with your Take Steps Manager to discuss ideas and make the most out of your efforts!  Schedule an appointment today!  Call Heather at 248-737-0900 x6.

It's never too soon to start planning a fundraiser for your team.  CLICK HERE for just a few ideas to get inspriation and call Heather to get going!  The fundraising possibilities only end when your imagination does!!  Call Heather today to start planning and we'll help promote your event on our Facebook pages.  Let's DO THIS!!!  



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We Salute This Year's Take Steps Metro-Detroit's Honored Heroes!

Every person who is a fighter against Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a hero...  Each year, one or two individuals are chosen to represent every hero and those battles that are fought daily.  Local Heroes are our inspiration and the reason why we Take Steps.  It is with distinct honor to recognize this year's Honored Heroes....

jill sklar name             owen turner name
jill sklar headshot   Owen Road

Click HERE to read Jill's story and accomplishments!   

To join Jill's Take Steps Team, click HERE.

   Click HERE to read Owen's message! 

To join Owen's Take Steps Team, click HERE.


  • Who are checks payable to?  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America or CCFA.
  • What are "Team Donations?"  If a supporter visited your team page and opted to make a donation on behalf of the team rather than a specific walker, those are noted as Team Donations.  Those particular donations will be credited to the Team Captain's fundraising efforts.  Sorry, we are not able to "move" those donations around to individual walkers.  Please advise your donors to select a specific walker to contribute to from here on out.  
  •  I have a bunch of money collected.  Where should I send that?   Please send checks made payable to CCFA to our Michigan Chapter office with a note that indicates who we should credit the donation to and note the DETROIT Walk.  Send to:  CCFA Michigan Chapter - 25882 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 102 - Farmington Hills, MI 48336.  If it's later than Thursday, June 19, 2014 please bring donations to the event.
  • How do my donors get receipts?  A few ways.  If they give you cash or check, you can issue a receipt that is provided in the "Walker Kit" that we mail to you.  If they make an onilne donation, they are automatically emailed a receipt.  (The participant is also notified when a donation is made online, on their behalf.)
  • How long is the Walk?  It's a three-mile, non-competitive route with two short cuts within that three mile loop.  Visit the Event Details page on the Take Steps Website to view a map of the route.
  • Where is Meininger Park? Meininger Park is located at 600 Maxwell in Royal Oak, MI.  Nestled nicely in a residential area, Meininger Park is on the corners of Maxwell & Farnum, South of Catalpa, West of Washington, in Royal Oak, Michigan.  Visit the Event Details page for a map.
  • Where should we park?  You may park on any of the streets near Meininger Park or at Royal Oak Middle School.  Please carpool when possible and watch for city parking signs! 
  • Is it okay to bring my dog to the Walk? YES! Please make sure your doggy is leashed and cleaned up after :)
  • If my friend doesn't want to walk the route, is that okay?  Of course!  They can simply hang back at Meininger Park with us while you're on the route.  Walkers are only gone about 45 minutes if they go the entire three miles.  They'll be fine with us back at Meininger Park!  
  • Does everyone on my team get a Take Steps T-shirt?  Anyone who raises $100 for CCFA will receive a T-shirt. The Team Captain can check in the entire team and distribute the shirts to their team.
  • Can we make our own team t-shirts? YES! And signs, too!  Many teams will incorporate a team theme and rock the walk with some flare... Even if you have your own shirts, anyone who raises $100 for CCFA will get a Take Steps shirt.
  • My friend called the morning of the Walk and she isn't registered. Can she still attend Take Steps? YES! We will register her for the event. 
  • Toilets - are there enough toilets?   We thought of your needs and there are plenty of potty stops along the route.  Between businesses in Royal Oak who are supporting this event and strategically placed porta-potties, we gotcha covered!! 
  • Why is it important to register everyone on my team?  So we can plan to feed everyone!!!  We will not have enough food, water and fun if we don't know how many are going to attend!  Please register everyone on your team today!  



We'll have a Kid's Corral with tons of activities for the little ones.  We'll be having a Swag and Raffle Tent again this year!  Be sure to tell everyone to bring along some cash, checks or plastic to participate!  If you have a raffle item you can contribute, please contact Heather!  We'd love to feature your business in the raffle tent!


Potty Racers in the Kid's Corral - Sponsored by NAPA AutoCare Centers

The Giant, Inflatable Colon that you can wak through - Sponsored by Beaumont Health System

Step & Repeat Banner for Team Photos!

Photo Booth for more fun photos with yoru team - Sponsored by Centro Construction

Professional Facepainting provided by Detroit Flyhouse

On Stage entertainement / DJ equipment Sponsored by Fuzion Tech


Get the team together, put on a silly hat and take home a strip of photos of your team!

centro logo with strips


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Michigan Chapter

25882 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 102

Farmington Hills, MI 48336

248-737-0900 x6 for Take Steps Manager, Heather Jaqua




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