Meet our Honored Heroes, Makenna Sparks and Ben & Katie Portier!

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You can read their stories here:



New Orleans Take Steps to Find a Cure!




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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.




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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 New Orleans 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!





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. As we continue to strive to surpass our local fundraising goal of $60,000, many of you have been leading our efforts through your team and individual fundraising!

Congratulations to our current Top Fundraising Teams:

1. Team Sal, lead by Johnie Ann Salvaggio

2. Team Christian, led by Christian Clark

3. Team Sparks, led by Kristin Sparks

4. Team Blake, led by Cindy Bennet

5. Team Liv, led by Elia Diaz-Yaeger




Congratulations to our current Top Fundraising Individuals (raised $1,000 or more!): 

1. Johnie Ann Salvaggio

2. Christian Clark

3. Cindy Bennet

4. Robert Hammer

5. Sara Fogleman

6. Elia Diaz-Yaeger



Find out about our new MVP recoginition program here.


Thank you to our sponsors! 

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The Eckstein Foundation

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