Northwest Ohio Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: University of Toledo Medical Center

Date: 10/11/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 3:00 PM
Walk Start: 5:00 PM


Walk Coordinator:
Heather Jaqua

Phone: 248-737-0900 x6

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $40,000.00

Achieved = $36,907.90

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Northwest Ohio Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Toledo, 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.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO WALK?  There are no registration or entry fees because we want Take Steps to be accessible to anyone who wishes to Walk with us, however.....

Take Steps is a vital fundraising program that relies on fundraising support from every participant.  We encourage EVERYONE to help in the fundraising efforts and collect donations under their own name.  Our goal is for 100% fundraising participation from every walker.  Please help us reach that goal.

Registered participants may make a "self donation" when the register and promote the event and their fundraising goal to friends, family and coworkers.  While many will exceed this amount, it's suggested that each participant raise at least $25 for CCFA. We can't find the cures without the fundraising efforts from EVERYONE! 

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!  



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 late to start planning  a fundraiser for your team.  CLICK HERE for just a few ideas to get inspriation and call Heather to get going!  To learn about fabulous prizes CCFA offers, including the commemorative Take Steps T-shirts, CLICK HERE!  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!!!  


  • 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 fundraising efforts as a whole, rather tahn a specific person.  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 rather than a team donation.
  •  I have a bunch of money collected.  Where should I send that?  Please mail checks or money orders along with a DONATION FORM so we know who gets credit to:   CCFA Michigan Chapter - 25882 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 102 - Farmington Hills, MI 48336.  If it's later than October 4th, please bring collected donations with you 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.)  You can also print generic donation slips HERE.  
  • 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 UTMC and where to we meet? The University of Toledo Medical Center is located at 3000 Arlington, TOledo, OH.  We gather at the Mulford Library.  Click HERE for a campus map.  
  • Where should we park?  Pleaase park in area 44 noted on the UTMC Campus Map.
  • 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 our gathering area with us while you're on the route.  Walkers are only gone about 45 minutes if they go the entire three miles.  There are tables and chairs they are welcome to enjoy.
  • 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 will 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! Please ask her to register online HERE.  If it's the morning of the Walk, 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.  Don't worry, 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!