Register to Walk! Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donors and staff! With your help, our #StatenIslandTakeSteps walk was a huge success! Reminder that walk day is only one day out of the year, but your campaign and spreading awareness is all year round! 


Dr. Jeffrey Abergel, Honored GI
Marcus Grant, Honored Adult Patient

Team Pop Pop - TOP Fundraising Team raising over $10,000

Relief for Rosanne - 2nd TOP Fundrasing Team raising over $4,000
TOP Individual Fundraiser - Caroline Dinten raising over $7,700

2nd TOP Individual Fundraiser - Janine Kovats raising over $2,700

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission.


Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M.

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 -> Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases.


Marcus "Spike" Grant 

Learn More About Spike Here:


Dr. Jeffrey Abergel

Read More About Dr. Abergel Here:

Dr. Jeffrey Abergel


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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 in your site $2,500



Congratulations to our 2015 HOPE GIVERS:
Caroline Dinten - Frank Gallinaro - Janine Kovats - Rosanne Mottola - Jennie Vretos - Paige Ingoglia - Alexandra Sorrentino

and our Cures Believers (Team)
Team Pop Pop - Rollin' with my Crohnies - Relief for Rosanne - Full of Crap - Paige's Poopers


Decal Don, How it works?

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.  
  Many patients suffer in silence but it's up to us to make their voices heard. 

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Help us change that FACT!  Register today for the 2015 NYC Take Steps Walk  and make a self-donation
of $25 and you will receive a window decal to place in your car or other publicly visible place.  
Be a part of making a difference to those who suffer in silence.

Next Steps - Help us raise awareness!

Take a photo with your “Decal Don” (think Flat Stanley) and share on social media.  Don't forget to tag us
with #decaldon.  Let's show the world your team’s commitment to the fight against digestive diseases. 

Together we will find a cure!

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!

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


CCFA Greater New York Chapter
New York, NY 10271 
ATT: Suzanne Isbell


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