Houston, Let's Take Steps to Find a Cure!
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America's Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk is committed to finding cures for digestive diseases.
More than 82 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to funding this mission, so you can give with confidence that your donation goes where it is needed most.
Walk Day Details:
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Location: Houston Zoo
Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030
Time: Registration begins at 7 am | Walk begins at 7:45 am | Celebration in our private event space inside the zoo follows, until 10:30 am
Take Steps takes place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly
Meet Your Honored Hero: Caitlin Rowley!
For our Honored Heroes, on behalf of all IBD patients, we do our part by spreading awareness for IBD, advocating for patients' rights, and raising funds toward a cure.
"My name is Caitlin Rowley, and I have Crohn's disease. In 2013, my health began to decline drastically. After months of pain and a multitude of testing, the doctors finally came to the conclusion that I had Crohn's. I had never heard of this illness before, and little did I know that it would become such a huge part of my life. The following year was encompassed with months of hospital stays and missing school, as well as an ileostomy bag, which was a challenge I would never like to face again.
Since my ostomy reversal surgery in 2014, life has been more comfortable. I get infusions each month to control the disease, and I am able to participate in regular school activities and play on the tennis team.
Throughout my health journey, my faith has played a vital role in helping me to have a positive attitude. I often say that attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. I always strive to see the light in darkness. Despite all of the suffering I've encountered, I am thankful that this disease has changed my perspective on life and has brought my family and I closer.
It is important that we raise awareness for these illnesses so that one day, millions of people's suffering will cease with a cure. Through awareness and donations, we can do this!
Please join me in the 2016 Houston Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk."
Thank you to the teams who have already registered for the 2016 Walk!
Cori's Royal Flush
Game Of Crohn's
Houston Methodist Hospital
Jacob's Crohnies Crew
New Skid(mark)s on the Block - Hangin' Tough for a Cure!
New Skids on the Block
Push to Poop
What's brown and sticky? A stick!
Special thanks to Emily Avera, who has raised $500 already!
Leading the Pack in 2015
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. We want to recognize those who are leading our efforts through your team and individual fundraising.
Thank You to our Top 10 Fundraising Teams from 2015
- Caitlin's Crew - Led by Caitlin Rowley - $16,295
- Team Lizard - Led by Keegan Lessard - $10,808
- Matt Jackson CCFA Money Train - Led by Matt Jackson - $6,450
- You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Potty!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Led by Marni Goldman - $5,576
- Paige's Crazy Crohn's Crew - Led by Jeanne Malone - $5,050
- Remission Control - Led by Melody Smith - $4,024
- The Entourage - Led by Haley Polak - $2,435
- Push to Poop - Led by Shawn Abt - $2,375
- #2 IS THE NEW #1 - Led by Katy Cottle - $2,025
- Queen Of The Throne - Led by Mackenzie Hengst - $1,990
Thank You to our Hope Givers from 2015
Each person raised $1,000 or more toward curing IBD and supporting fellow patients!
- Caitlin Rowley - $14,215
- Keegan Lessard - $10,318
- Matt Jackson - $6,450
- Paige Malone - $4,750
- Melody Smith - $3,524
- Emily Avera - $3,100
- Andrew Stessel - $2,650
- Heather Eppelheimer - $2,610
- Shawn Abt - $2,275
- Michelle Stoddard - $1,490
- Kelly Rodrigues - $1,325
- Marni Goldman - $1,305
- Katy Cottle - $1,300
- Bianca Gonzalez - $1,231
- Jim Chisholm - $1,132
- Rashad Butler - $1,100
- Stephanie LeBlanc - $1,001
- Mary Jaffe - $1,000
- Lisa Richardson - $1,000
Mail checks and money orders to:
5120 Woodway, Suite 8008
Houston, TX 77056
Questions? Get in touch!
Walk Manager - Houston
Phone: 713-572-2232 x 2