Maitland, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

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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.

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 and Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases




Take Steps spreads awareness about IBD throughout our community while raising crucial funds to fuel the mission critical research, education and support services of CCFA. As we continue to strive to surpass our local fundraising goal of $116,000 many of you have been hard leading our efforts through your team and individual fundraising!

We invite you to join us in providing hope, inspiring action and finding cures by becoming a Take Steps MVP.  

  • Be an Awareness Builder by raising $100 or more and receive a commemorative Take Steps t-shirt.
  • Raise $500 or more, become an Inspiration Creator and receive Take Steps T-shirt along with exclusive access to a CCFA webinar highlighting new advancements in IBD research.
  • Raise $1,000 or more to become a Hope Giver. Join the club that is funding cures today and you will receive special recognition prewalk, walk day and post walk for your tremendous impact! 
  • Working together as a team, you can become a Cures Believer when your team raises $5,000 or more and also recieve special recognition prewalk, walk day and post walk.

Congratualations to all our CURRENT MVP's as of April 29th

Awareness Builders ($100 or Higher)

  • Carrie Bissett Bogart
  • Brenda Cardenas
  • Cindy Davis
  • Jolanda Denham
  • Jessica Flugger
  • Ryan Flugger
  • Charlotte Flugger
  • Stephanie Gibbs
  • Teri Jackson
  • Jessica Knutson
  • Denise LaFlamme
  • Theresa Maybaum
  • Charles McLendon
  • Toby Mendelsohn
  • Dana Moody
  • Marilyn Moro
  • Mike Nathanson
  • Brandon Nathanson
  • Elizabeth Nicholas
  • Nancy Oxendine
  • Debi Palmer
  • Pablo Palomo
  • Robert Peach
  • Heather Prevatt
  • Whitney Prevatt
  • Carolina Raijer
  • Christal Rosado
  • Patricia Specci
  • Carl Specci
  • Charles Stagner
  • Renee Stagner
  • Kori Theisen
  • Dave Tordi
  • Cassidy Wismer

Inspiration Creators ($500 or Higher)

  • Sonia Blackstone
  • Jeffrey Bornstein
  • Salemae & De Burkholder
  • Janice Entsminger
  • Jacquelyn Harmon
  • Marina Jurica
  • Laura Kraubetz
  • Judye Leavitt
  • Hannah Lucas
  • Mariel Mora-Elam
  • Holly Notarange
  • Mehnaz Reza
  • Patty TeKampe

Hope Givers ($1,000 or Higher)

  • Remy Bitton
  • Maxine & Kirt Earhart
  • Greg Gilbert
  • Kathy Magruder
  • Phillip Masi
  • Jamie Mendelsohn
  • Lori Nathanson
  • Carrie Rook
  • Virgil Rook
  • Stephanie Sanders
  • Addie Theisen
  • Edmund Timberlake

Cure Believers (Teams $5,000 and Higher)

  • Team Cottonelle: Wiping Out Crohn's & Colitis!  - $11,702
  • Ashar Group - Jamie & Jill's Team - $7,136

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Top Teams as of April 29th

  • Team Cottonelle: Wiping Out Crohn's & Colitis!  - $11,702
  • Ashar Group - Jamie & Jill's Team - $7,136
  • Team Masi - $4,585
  • Team Gilbert - $3,000
  • Advanced Dermatology - Central Florida -$2,877
  • Team Brandon - $1,871
  • APH Center for Digestive Health & Nutrition - $1,621
  • Team Sanders - $1,335
  • Team Onyx - $1,310
  • MTPockets Team - $1,095



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!