Will you join us at our new location for 2016?!

We will be walking and celebrating at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park!

canton waterfront map          canton waterfront picture


The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Many patients have only ever met a handful of other patients suffering from IBD – this is a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of IBD patients, families, and supporters from your own backyard. There is no fee to register and no team is too big or small!
Walk day is an incredible experience for all to celebrate the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds toward our mission.  It is a day filled with live music, food, kids’ activities, educational materials, and of course wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.

MVP TEAMS will be provided designated Meet-up Tents across from main Registration. With donations still coming in, we will notify top raising Team Captains of MVP status on Wednesday. The total walk route is approximately 1.5 miles along the harbor promenade.

*********** 2016 PARKING SPONSOR ***********

We are so pleased to welcome our newest sponsor, COPT properties for their generous donation of 300+ parking spots free of charge at the S. Clinton St. parking lot just around the corner from the park (across from CareFirst)! Parking is first come, first serve.

There is additional street parking, MTA bus service, and water taxi service to the park as well.



 Meet our 2016 Executive Council!

  • Alex Obaza - T. Rowe Price
  • Donna Timlen - Citigroup
  • Ed Timlen - NuEyes Ventures
  • Jason Fruman - The Great Cookie
  • Elizabeth Palulis - Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Tom Warzinski - McCormick and Co.



MVP (Most Valuable Participant) SHOUT-OUTS!

The MVP Program was created to recognize top teams and individuals going above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach!  
You can be an Awareness Builder by raising $100.
You can be a Hope Giver by raising $1,000.
Your team can become a Cures Believer when you reach $5,000.

The race is on to become a CURES BELIEVER!

Congratulations to our current HOPE GIVER Teams raising more than $1000:

Always Recycling
Team Warzinski
Dom's #2 Crew
Wittelsberger Family & Friends
Mercy GI
Team Azoulay "Step Right Up"
Kickin' Crohn's
University of Maryland IBD
Determined To Live
Team Al
Team New Psalmist & Friends
Pat's Crohn's Crew
We've Got Guts
Team Kelly
Crohn's & Colitis Warriors

Congratulations to more than 60 AWARENESS BUILDERS!


Here are a few proven tips to help you have a rewarding and successful walk experience with your team!

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: Write Personal Fundraising Letters & Emails
Compose a passionate and individualized letter about why you are walking and how people can support your fundraising efforts.
Step 3: Recruit Participants
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 encourage your each of your of your team members to beat the national average.  Approach 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 name, post flyers in your neighborhood, and share information on social media!
Step 6: Celebrate Your Team’s Success
Attend the Walk. Take a team photo. Eat, drink and celebrate raising funds to find cures for Crohn's and colitis!


Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page?


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