Metro-Detroit, Take Steps to Find a Cure!
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.
The Take Steps Metro-Detroit Walk offers 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. We'll have 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.
HOW MUCH IS IT TO WALK? There are no registration or entry fees to participate, however, a suggested donation of $25 per person is deeply appreciated and encouraged. Many will exceed this amount and we'll handsomly reward you for doing so with awesome incentives, like the Take Steps T-shirt and more. In the end, CCFA wants Take Steps to be accessible to everyone who wishes to Walk with us, however, this event is a vital fundraising program that relies on fundraising support from every participant. We encourage EVERYONE to help in the fundraising efforts and collect donations under their own name. Our goal is for 100% fundraising participation from every walker.
When you register, you'll be given an opportunity to make a "self donation" and you'll also be assigned a personal webpage that allows you to share your personal message and fundraising goal with friends, family and coworkers.
WHO SHOULD REGISTER? Every person who is walking with us should register on this website. There is a waiver associated with each registration, which is required. Help us plan for a successful event by registering EVERY PERSON on the team. Help us plan for a successful event by answering all the questions, including shirt size and ages!
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? Mail your offline donations and include a short note telling us who gets credit! Include name and team, when possible.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Michigan Chapter
ATTN: Take Steps Metro-Detroit
25882 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 102
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
248-737-0900 ext. 6
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