Wilmington, Take Steps to Find a Cure!
The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our walks offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.
Our community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fundraise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients.
To date, Take Steps has raised more than $60 million to fund mission-critical research and patient support programs. More than 80 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to funding this mission. Find a walk in your local community and join thousands of others Taking Steps for cures.
As most of you know, parts of the CCFA Carolinas Chapter were in the direct path of Hurricane Matthew this past weekend. The Hurricane took its toll on the coastline, spanning from Florida all the way up the coast into North Carolina leaving damage and devastating floods in its path. During this difficult time, we are reaching out to check-in and make sure members of the CCFA community in these areas are safe and taken care of.
While the Mission of the CCFA remains the same, we are first and foremost concerned about the safety and well-being of everyone as we all recover from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. In the coming days and weeks, if you need anything, please feel free to reach out to us – 704-264-0587 x5 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all those affected.
We feel incredibly blessed to have such an amazing IBD community in Wilmington and surrounding areas. We will move forward with our Wilmington Take Steps Walk at Wrightsville Beach Park, this Saturday (October15th) with registration beginning at three o'clock.
Please join us as we celebrate this resilient community and all your efforts to raise awareness and funds for CCFA. Please check back on this website throughout the week for other important updates as we approach Walk Day.
Congratulations to our TOP 5 TEAMS!
Ostoletes: Party of Five
You are Providing Hope and Inspiring Action!
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 to 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 co-workers 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 your each of your 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 your own!
Step 5: Create Excitement
Design a team t-shirt or a unique team name, post flyers in your neighborhood, and share information on 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 and colitis!
Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page? MAIL OFFLINE DONATIONS TO THE CAROLINAS CHAPTER OFFICE:
ATTN: Wilmington Take Steps
1100 S. Mint Street, Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28203
*Please also include a note with your team name and the participants name the funds should be credited to.