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Meet Our Corporate Leader! James Markowitz, MD, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. MarkowitzCCFA and the Long Island Chapter are pleased to introduce our 2015 Presenting Sponsor and Corporate Leader - James Markowitz, MD,
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Dr. Markowitz and the entire Pediatric IBD Center of the Division of Gastroenterology /Nutrition are aiming high!  They have committed to CCFA and the Long Island Take Steps Walk and are not only our “Presenting Sponsor” they also have a walk team with a $10,000 fundraising goal!

We invite you to join us as we strive  to raise a record high of $305,000 to help people suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract that cause severe pain, prolonged hospitalization, and potentially life threatening complications and surgeries.

Today is the day to sign up on our team at or to create your own team please by clicking on "Form a New Team" above.

James Markowitz, MD, serves as the Director of the Pediatric IBD Center at Cohen Children’s Medical
Center of New York of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.  He also holds the title of Full Professor of
Pediatrics at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
and Nutrition at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.   In his role as Director of the Pediatric IBD Center,
Dr. Markowitz oversees the care of over six hundred actively followed children and teenagers in the
Division.  This involves coordinating the care provided by ten pediatric gastroenterologists, a nurse
practitioner, and a physician assistant as well as coordinating the pediatric pathology conference with
respect to IBD and weekly IBD Center clinical conference meetings. 

Continue reading about Dr. Markowitz - CLICK HERE.

Decal Don, How it works?

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Make a self-donation today of $25.00 (or more) and you will be rewarded with a Take Steps Decal
or as we'd like to call it Decal Don.  
  Many patients suffer in silence but it's up to us to make their voices heard.  Help us change that FACT!  Register today for the 2015 Long Island Take Steps Walk  and make a self-donation of $25 and you will receive a window decal to place in your car or other publicly visible place. 
Be a part of making a difference to those who suffer in silence.

Next Steps - Help us raise awareness!

Take a photo with your “Decal Don” (think Flat Stanley) and share on social media.  Don't forget to tag us
with #decaldon.  Let's show the world your team’s commitment to the fight against digestive diseases.  Together we will find a cure!

Long Island, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Register to Walk!Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission.

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. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M.

82 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.

Join us as we Kickoff the 2015 Long Island Take Steps Walk!

The Kickoff Event is:


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No Cost to Attend!  FREE Bowling!

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHERE: Syosset Lanes,1111 Eileen Way,Syosset, NY 11791

At the Kickoff you will:   Register your Team Members!  Meet other Team Captains!  Meet other Take Steps
  Walkers!  Get great fundraising tips and ideas!

  Meet your cheerleaders Suzanne Beck - your Walk Manager, Mariellen Thilesen - your Honor Hero and CCFA’s Long Island Chapter Staff!

  For more information and to RSVP please visit:  (click on YES SIGN ME UP at the bottom of page)

  Reservations are required! Children are Welcome!



Take Steps spreads awareness about IBD throughout our community while raising crucial funds to fuel the mission critical research, education and support services of CCFA. As we continue to strive to surpass our local fundraising goal of $305,000, many of you have been hard leading our efforts through your team and individual fundraising!

Congratulations to our current Top Fundraising Teams:

  1. Team H-Man, led by Harrison Gillman
  2. Eleanor Rigby's Walk Team, led by Rebecca Monachelli and Kim Harmon

Congratulations to our current Top Fundraising Individuals (raised $1,000 or more!):

  1. Jagger Gillman
  2. Ethan Bradford
  3. Rebecca Monachelli


Matching-gifts are an easy way to significantly increase the impact of your contributions. Many companies around the country donate funds to match gifts made by their employees to non-profit organizations. A dollar-for-dollar match is common, and some companies will even contribute up to two or three dollars for each dollar an employee gives.  Some even match gifts made by retirees and spouses!

So what are you waiting for? Ask your company today if it offers a matching-gift program, and request a matching-gift form. Send us the completed and signed form via mail, email or fax and we will do the rest.

Please mail all Take Steps offline donations to:

CCFA Long Island Chapter - Take Steps
Attention: Suzanne Beck
585 Stewart Avenue, Ste 304
Garden City, NY 11530


*Checks should be made payable to CCFA