East Hartford, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

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Awesome job everyone--2016 was a great event and we're still fundraising!!! 

As of June 30, we are only $6,000 from reaching our goal of $90,000. If every participant raises an additional $15 we will surpass $90,000 to fund our ultimate goal of cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis!!!

Cheer Station

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. You should all be so proud of the work you've done. Your leadership to support CCFA's mission in the fight against IBD is greatly appreciated!!!


MVP (Most Valuable Participant) SHOUT-OUTS! The MVP Program was created to recognize top teams and individuals going above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach! You can be an Awareness Builder by raising $100. You can be a Hope Giver by raising $1,000. Your team can become a Cures Believer when you reach top team status of $3000+.

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Congratulations and THANK YOU to our Hope Givers, each of whom have raised over $1,000!!!

Alisha Glaser, Tina Charboneau, Matthew Bromberg, Julie Merritt, Ryan & Lisa Nightingale, Liz Dodge, Jenna Roberts, Danielle Haddad, Alexis Hoey, Danny LaManna, Missi Nadeau, Michael Najarian, Andre' Pelletier, Dee Michaud,        Patience Schramm, & Sally Connolly

Hope Giver


Learn about our 2016 HONORED HEROES, Daniel Markham & Julie Merritt:

Daniel Markham         Julie Merritt HH photo


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.


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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