Awesome job everyone--2015 was a great event!!!

Thank you for all your efforts to fundraise and serve as advocates for your family members and friends affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Your leadership to support CCFA's mission in the fight against IBD is greatly appreciated!!!

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We have surpassed our goal of $74,000!!! You should all be so proud of the work you've done!  These funds will help CCFA continue to impact the fight against IBD by improving patients' quality of life and by funding crucial research. 

Congratulations to our fundraising award winners:

Top GI Team . . . GI Joes from Connecticut GI, P.C.

2nd Place Family & Friends Team . . . Team Naj

Top Family & Friends Team . . . We Love Magda

2nd Place Individual Fundraiser . . . Lisa Nightingale from We Love Magda

Top Individual Fundraiser . . . Sally Conolly from The Strolling Crohn's

Incentive Prize: Summer Fun Package . . . Marti Harmon from GUTZILLA




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CONGRATULATIONS to all our Hope Givers who each raised $1000+! 

  • Danny LaManna
  • Lisa Nightingale
  • Danielle Haddad
  • Alexis Hoey
  • Sally Connolly
  • Michael Najarian
  • Jenna Roberts
  • Tina Charbonneau
  • Karen DeMontigny
  • Carol Lindsay

THANK YOU to our CURES BELIEVERS TEAMS who each raised $3000+!!!  You are FANTASTIC!

  1. We Love Magda
  2. Strolling Crohn's
  3. Team Naj
  4. Team Danny & Sam




Learn about our 2015 Honored Heroes, Lisa Nightingale and Danny LaManna . . .

Lisa Nightingale   Danny LaManna_Venice



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.

The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Many patients have only ever met a handful of other patients suffering from IBD this is a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of IBD patients, families, and supporters from your own backyard. There is no fee to register and no team is too big or small!  Walk day is an incredible experience for all to celebrate the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds toward our mission. It is a day filled with live music, food, kids’ activities, educational materials, and of course wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.


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 fliers 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! ____________________________________________________________________________________

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