East Hartford, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

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Rentschler 2015 Team



Dave & Busters collage

Sunday, February 28, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Dave & Busters
100 Buckland Hills Drive
Manchester, CT

Whether you’re a team that has been walking for years or a brand new team/participant, we welcome you to join us at Dave & Busters to have some fun and learn about the accomplishments from the 2015 Greater Hartford walk and the exciting details about getting and staying involved in 2016!  Hear the testimony from local patient honorees, get to know other participants, meet our committee members, and enjoy a morning of CCFA support and fun!  All are welcome but an RSVP is required by February 18.  Please contact Mary Kate Doherty for more information, 203-376-4336 or mkdoherty@ccfa.org.


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! ____________________________________________________________________________________

Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page?


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