Staten Island, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Janine Kovats_Rollin' with My Crohnies 2 CroppedThe 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.

RSVP and Save the Date for our Kickoff Party!


Bring your supporters out to Rab's Country Lanes and learn more about Take Steps and CCFA! Get to know other families and companies involved and hear our amazing Honored Heroes share their testimonies. Complimentary drink and light fare on us! It is a free event and all ages are welcome, but you must RSVP in order to attend.

March 12, 2016
Please arrive on time as we have a pretty amazing program in store with bowling to immediately follow!
Click here to RSVP.

Meet Our 2016 Staten Island Pediatric Honored Hero, Paige Ingoglia!

Paige Ingoglia_Cropped.jpg"I’m Paige Ingoglia and I am delighted to be this year’s pediatric honoree. I am 13 years old and I’m in the 8th grade. My team and I did our first CCFA walk last year and since then, this walk has been a big part of my life. When I was asked to be this year’s pediatric honoree I immediately said “yes!"

 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in November of 2011 when I was 8 years old. My parents knew something was wrong with me because I began losing weight.  After an endoscopy and a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed and immediately I was put on many different medications. I felt good for about a year and a half and then in the summer of 2013, it began to go downhill for me. I constantly had pains in my stomach and did not want to eat. I was put on stronger medications, but I was so weak I couldn’t even go to school. I missed the last 33 days of 6th grade and I even missed my dance recital. 

I was later put on Remicade, which helped my pains but I still was not growing or gaining weight.  All through the summer of 2014, I was in and out of the emergency room. We found out that I had a blockage in my transverse colon, no food or liquid was able to pass. This had been my problem and had to be corrected with surgery. I had a temporary ostomy bag for 12 weeks and was able to have my reversal surgery. I am currently in remission and feeling wonderful. I am still on Remicade and have to go to the hospital every 8 weeks for treatment.

Last year my family and I decided to join the CCFA walk and we are so glad we did. I had a great time at the walk and I met so many people including one of my best friends, Gabrielle Siegel (who also has Crohn’s). This year we decided to form a team together. Raising money for research and awareness can help so many people. Not many people are familiar with Crohn’s disease but I am hoping to change that. Please support Crohn’s & Colitis so we can find a cure!"

Click here to read the rest of Paige's story.

Staten Island Shout-Outs!

Last updated 1/27/16

Welcome back to the returning teams:

  • Relief for Rosanne led by Rosanne Mottola
  • Rollin' with my Crohnies led by Janine Kovats
  • Full of Crap led by Frank Gallinaro, Jr.
  • Liz's Crohnies led by Liz Creazzo
  • Bella led by Bella D'Esposito
  • Fev's Crohnies led by Jenna Fevola
  • Michelle's Crazy Crohnies led by Michelle Bellos
  • Purple Band Society led by Paige and Krista Ingoglia

Welcome to the new teams:

  • Janine's Team led by Janine Masella

Meet our Greater New York Chapter Walk Staff:

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Kim Pang

Walk Coordinator