2016 Los Angeles 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.
Walk Day Details
Date: Sunday June 12, 2016
Location: Beach Park 1 - Dorothy Green Park
Address: 2600 Barnward Way, Santa Monica, CA
Directions: Click HERE for directions!
Time: Registration and activities begin at 12pm | Walk starts at 1pm
The Take Steps Walk will take place raise or shine, so please dress accordingly!
Meet Your Honored Hero!
Each year, we honor an IBD patient affected by Crohn's or colitis who exemplify hope and strength while recognizing the need to give back. Our honored hero inspires us to keep fighting and is committed to raising funds for research and determined to keep taking steps until we find a cure. We owe it to all IBD patients to do our part by spreading awareness for IBD, advocating for patients' rights, and raising $175,000 towards a cure!
Stay tuned to find out who our 2016 Honored Hero will be???
THANK YOU to Scott Forth and family for sharing their IBD journey with us in 2015!
What is "Decal Don" and how do I get one?
Many patients suffer in silence, but it's up to us to make their voices heard! Be a part of making a difference to the 1.6 million Americans living with IBD with "Decal Don" - a Take Steps window decal - following these 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Register for the 2016 Los Angeles Take Steps Walk.
Step 2: Make a self-donation of $25 or more and you will be rewarded with a Take Steps window decal... "Decal Don"
Step 3: Place your "Decal Don" in your car, office, home, or anywhere that will spread awareness.
Raise even more awareness by taking a photo with your "Decal Don" and then posting it to social media, sharing on our Facebook page, and tagging us with #DecalDon and #TakeSteps.
Leading the Pack...
Take Steps spreads awareness about IBD throughout the community while raising crucial funds to fuel the mission-critical research, education, and support services for CCFA. As we continue to strive to surpass our local fundraising goal of $175,000, we want to recognize those who are leading our eforts through their team and individual fundraising.
Congratulations to our Top 10 Fundraising Teams from 2015:
- Team Reiss >$38K
- Team FilmTrack >$23K
- The Crosswalkers >$20K
- Team Walking for Two Forth's >$5K
- Team Buchsbaum >$4500
- Team Tough Tummies $4K
- Team Bergman >$3800
- Team Children's Hospital Los Angeles >$3500
- Janet's Team >$3400
- Team Schecters in testin' >$3100
Congratulations to our Top Fundraising Individuals from 2015! Having raised over $1,000 each, these are our MVPs:
Dr. Robert Reiss | Jason Kassin | John Crosson | Rochelle Spandorf | Leslie Bergman | Stacey Forth | Sarah Schecter | Janet Rich | Carolyn Crosson | Stacy Dylan | Adi Hepner | Kevin Crosson | Kelly Crosson | Casey Crosson | Sara LaBelle | Jonathan Halperyn | Tanaz Danialifar | Dana Zatulove | Douglas Caballero | David Ozen | Kaitlyn McCaffery | Morgan Check | Laura Kanter | Randy Weiser | Jared Hillman | Conrad Kassin | Martin Lemmo | Lisa Myers | Chloe Varennes | Steven Cohen
Here are a few proven tips to help you have a rewarding and successful walk experience with your team. We're all working together to fund research for a cure, but the competition to take the top fundraising awre is fierce!
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 by 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. Pro tip: send a letter to each person you mail your holiday cards to!
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. More people asking for support = more money raised for the mission!
Step 4: Raise money
The national fundraising average per person is $250. Encourage each of your team members to beat the national average. Lead by example, by making the first donation your own! Approach the businesses you frequent, or even better, ask your own company to help out by hosting a fundraiser or sponsoring. Not sure where to start? Contact Dorit and she'll help you set something up! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-478-4513.
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! Nothing is more powerful than an engaged and excited team!
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! Don’t forget to send thank you notes when you’re all done!
SPONSORS & CORPORATE TEAMS
If you're interested in becoming a 2016 Sponsor or Corporate team or learning more about these opoprtunities, please contact Dorit at email@example.com or 310-478-4513.
THANK YOU to Our Generous 2015 Sponsors!
2016 Planning Committee
Join us in giving a HUGE thank you to our Take Steps Planning Committee! This group of dedicated volunteers gives generously of their time and talent to put on a successful walk.
Stacey Forth | Steve Cohen | Sharon Jundef | Leslie Bergman
Matt Liebman | Adi Hepner | Lea Del Rosario
Next meeting: TBA
If you are interested in joining our committee, please contact Dorit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page?
MAIL OFFLINE DONATIONS TO:
CCFA Greater Los Angeles Chapter
10350 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90025