Wilmington, Take Steps to Find a Cure!
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.
Here are a few proven tips to help you have a rewarding and successful walk experience with your team!
Step 1: Set a Realistic and Meaningful Goal for Your Team
There is no cost to register and no fundraising minimum. It is up to you to set a personally meaningful and significant goal for you and your team. Communicate that goal with your team members and work together to achieve it, dividing the goal among each other.
Step 2: Write Personal Fundraising Letters & Emails
Compose a passionate and individualized letter about why you are walking and how people can support your fundraising efforts.
Step 3: Recruit Participants
Ask your friends, Neighbors, family members and coworkers to join your team and help you to spread awareness and reach your team's fundraising goal through their contacts.
Step 4: Raise Money
The national fundraising average per person is $250. Encourage each of your team members to beat the national average. Approach the businesses you frequent, or even better, ask your own company! Lead by example by making the first donation to your team and then ask each member to also make a self donation.
Step 5: Create Excitement
Design a team t-shirt or a unique team name, post flyer's in your neighborhood and share information of social media.
Step 6: Celebrate Your Team's Success
Attend the walk. Take a team Photo. Eat, drink and celebrate raising funds to find cures for Crohn's & Colitis
Step 7: Ask For Help
If you have trouble with absolutely anything along the way, please reach out to your Take Steps Manager for support.