Boston Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: Boston Commons - Parkman Bandstand

Date: 6/7/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 9:00 AM
Walk Start: 10:00 AM


Walk Coordinator:
Erin Healy

Phone: 617.515.9222

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $360,000.00

Achieved = $298,353.69

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Boston Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Boston, 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.


Where: Boston Common (Parkman Bandstand)

When: Registration is at 9:00am and the walk program begins at 10:00am

Parking: There is a garage located under the common. It is about $12 for the day. There might also be on street parking (metered) around the common.

Donations: Please send all checks and money orders (cash) to the office for processing, prior to the walk. Our address is 72 River Park Street, Suite 202 Needham, MA 02494.  If you have money on the day of the walk, bring it to the registration tent when you arrive.

T-shirts: Each person is eligible for a 2014 Boston Take Steps T-shirt, if they raise $100 or more.

Walk Route: We will walk two laps around the common. That is about 1.3 miles. Feel free to do one lap or just hang out at the festival if you can't walk. We want everyone to be comfortable!




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Meet our 2014 Local Honored Hero- Michael Currier


I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the start of my Freshman year in high school.  From that point on, it was a constant struggle trying to stay healthy. I was on and off steroids, immunosuppressants, biologics, and enrolled in a number of trials for new medications.  In that time I have had erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum, fistulas, abscesses, multiple fistulotomies, a resection, contracted shingles, pneumonia, and tubercolosis which required a 2 month stay in the hospital, open lung biopsies with a chest drainage tube, a TPN feeding line for two months and at one point was down to 114 pounds.

To learn more about Michael's story, click here


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