Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, and staff! With your help, our 2015 #NYCTakeSteps walk was a success! Reminder that walk day is only one day out of the year, but your campaign and spreading awareness are all year round!
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR HONOREES AND TOP FUNDRAISERS!!
HONOREES - Jon Yellen (Pictured Starting the Walk) & Pete Napolitano!
FUNDRAISING RECOGNITION & AWARDS
Caitlin's Crew - TOP Fundraising Team raising $47,000
Jake's and Jonny's Rockets - 2nd TOP Fundrasing Team raising $31,000
Lenox HIll - TOP FUNDRAISING GI Team raising $2,700
The Jill Roberts IBD Center - 2nd TOP Fundraising GI Team raising $1,200
National IBD Assassins TOP CORP. Team raising $25,000
The Rampart Group- 2nd TOP Fundraising Corp. Team raising $5,200
TOP Individual Fundraiser - Caitllin Donaghy raising over $45,000
2nd TOP Individual Fundraiser - Sarah Fine raising over $27,000
Take Steps to Find a Cure!
NOT only is NYC in the TOP Ten for Highest Fundrasiing Walk in 2014... WE WERE #1!!
WAY TO GO NYC!!! NOW, Let's not lose our title!!!
Decal Don! The perfect accessory for a true "Take Stepper"!
Make a self-donation today of $25.00 (or more) and you will be rewarded with a Take Steps Decal
or as we'd like to call it Decal Don (think Flat Stanley).
Place in your car or other publicly visible place.
Be a part of making a difference to those who suffer in silence.
New This Year: MVP (Most Valuable Participants) Top Fundraising Program
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.
A shout out to those topping the charts, our Most Valuable Participants!
Hope Givers - RAISED $1000!
Brian Donaghy - Caitlin Donaghy - Suzanne Donaghy - Caitlin Harris - Abby Ebrahimoff - Chloe Hubbe - Nadine Bernstein - Megan DeZabala - Lexi Swift Sindall - Helena Durst - Jodi Krieger - Jonathan Yellen - Suzanne Lehrer - Elsa Ambramov - Gary Denmark - Sarah J Dreisinger - Gail Filacchione - Marco DeRossi - Sarah Fine - Jennifer Vale - Caitlin Merrell - Marcy Nanus
Cures Believer (Team) - THESE TEAMS RAISED $15,000!!!
Caitlin’s Crew - Jake’s and Jonny’s Rockets - The Crohnicles of Sarah - National IBD Assassins - CCFA Teen Group - Making a C-Difference - No Colon, Still Rollin!
CHECK OUT THE 2015 TAKE STEPS INCENTIVE PRIZES!!
NEED A LITTLE HELP? HERE ARE 3 EASY STEPS TO GET YOU THERE!
SEND OUT EMAILS
Send those emails with your fundraising link to everyone you know!
Ask those people to share you message and join your team or contribute you your efforts!
Once you get team members ask them to do the same! The outpouring of support may surprise you!
SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You have a personal connection to IBD, so share it! Use your link to your customized fundraising page to spread the word!
Make it viral! Facebook. Twitter, Instagram, etc. You may not realize the impact you can make on someone else's life by sharing your story.
PLAN A FUNDRAISER
From a "Dinner Party With A Purpose" to a Happy Hour Fundraiser, there are a million ways to host a successful and FUN fundraiser...
Oh yeah, and spreading some pretty important awareness as well! Stumped? Ask us how!!
Say hello to our 2015 NYC Take Steps Honored Heroes!
Jon Yellen! 2015 Pediatric Patient Honoree
Learn more about Jon here - http://online.ccfa.org/goto/JonYellen
Pete Napolitano - NBC's Produce Pete! 2015 Adult Patient Honoree
Read Pete's story here - http://online.ccfa.org/goto/ProducePete
Thank you to all who were able to join us at the 2015 Take Steps NYC Kick Off Party!
A Fun time was had by all!
Thank you to Michael Yorkes for the GREAT Kick Off Party Photos!! Take a look!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR LOCAL EVENT SPONSORS!!!
Deloitte - Lenox HIll - NYU Langone Medical Center - Never Stop Improving Fitness - Broadview Networks
Fundraising Tip: Have You Been Matched?
Matching-gifts are an easy way to significantly increase the impact of your contributions. Many companies around the country donate funds to match gifts made by their employees to non-profit organizations. Some even match gifts made by retirees and spouses!
Ask your company today if it offers a matching-gift program, and request a matching-gift form. Send us the completed and signed form via mail, email or fax and we will do the rest.
Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page?
MAIL OFFLINE DONATIONS TO:
CCFA Greater New York Chapter
120 Broadway Suite 1050A
New York, NY 10271
ATTN: Suzanne Isbell