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Meet Our Corporate Leader!

Mark Talamini, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

Dr Mark Talamini 

Dr. Talamini specializes in gastrointestinal surgery, with an emphasis on the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis). He is considered a pioneer in minimally invasive abdominal surgery and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery in the United States.

This year, Dr. Talamini and Stony Brook Medicine are aiming high!  They have committed to CCFA and the Eastern Long Island Take Steps Walk.  Stony Brook Medicine not only proudly supports the walk,  they also have several walk teams and have a total fundraising goal of $25,000!

We invite you to join us as we strive to raise a total walk record high of $150,000 to help people suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract that cause severe pain, prolonged hospitalization, and potentially life threatening complications and surgeries. 

Get started by clicking on Join the Stony Brook Surgery Colon and Rectal Team or create your own.  Read more about Dr. Mark Talamini by clicking here.

Have you heard? Dr. Talamini is in a Band! We are excited to announce that "Music Therapy" led by John Hutter will be performing at the Eastern Long Island Take Steps Walk. 

Talamini Band


Stony Brook, Take Steps to Find a Cure!


Register to Walk!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.

Decal Don, How it works?

                             Decal Don Front      Decal Don Back

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.  Help us change that FACT!  Register today for the 2015 Eastern Long Island 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!


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. A dollar-for-dollar match is common, and some companies will even contribute up to two or three dollars for each dollar an employee gives.  Some even match gifts made by retirees and spouses!

So what are you waiting for? 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.


Please mail all Take Steps offline donations to:

CCFA Long Island Chapter - Take Steps
Attention: Suzanne Beck
585 Stewart Avenue, Ste 304
Garden City, NY 11530


*Checks should be made payable to CCFA