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Long Island, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

2015 LI Walk Group Photo

The 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.


welcome back

Join us in welcoming back the following teams to the 2016 Long Island Take Steps Walk:

  • Allie's GF Goodies
  • Danielle's Crazy Crohnies
  • Eleanor Rigby's Walk Team
  • Farrell Fritz Walk Team
  • GEICO Walk Team
  • Girls (boys too) Making a Difference
  • Gutsy Gals
  • Joey's Crohnies
  • Kohl's Jericho Fights IBD
  • PWC Walk Team
  • Pediatric IBD Center of  Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Puccio Electric Walk Team
  • Shari's Crohnies
  • Team Berkowitz
  • Team Challenge Alumni, Friends & Family
  • Team Harrison and his Crohnies
  • Team Kaitlyn
  • Team Plainview
  • Team Schmidt
  • Team Tanya
  • Team Thilesen
  • Teen Girls for a Cure
  • Toni's Warriors
  • Walkers for Hope
  • Winthrop University Hospital Fights IBD

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The Most Valuable Participant Program was created to recognize top teams amd individuals going above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action, and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach.
Empower, Inspire, and connect- be a Take Steps MVP Today!

Awareness Builder- Individauals who raise $100 or more 

Inspiration Creator- Individuals who raise $500 or more 

Hope Giver- Individuals wh raise $1,000 or more 

Cures Believer Team- Teams that raise $10,000 or more


Congratulations to our 2015 Top Fundraising Teams:

  1. Team H-Man, led by Harrison Gillman
  2. Team Schmidt, led by Robert Schmidt
  3. Puccio Electric Walk Team, led by Mark Puccio
  4. Team Plainview, led by Darren Gang
  5. The Gura Gang, led by Alexa, Jason & Chloe
  6. Team Jacobson, led by Laurie Jacobson
  7. The RED Team, led by Rachel Dimenstein

Who will our 2016 Top Teams Be? Are you up for the Challenge!

matching gift



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.


Register to Walk!6 Steps to put the fun in FUNdraising:

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: Add your personal touch and share your story.
Compose a passionate and individualized letter about why you are walking and how people can support your fundraising efforts and update your personal fudraising page.

Step 3: It's more fun with friends!
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.  Set a High Aim goal.  Ask 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 identifier, share information on social media, and create a team fundraiser that gets your community involved! Need ideas? Ask your walk team.

Step 6: Celebrate Your Team’s Success!
Attend the walk. Take a team photo. Plan a post walk celebration!

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