Omaha, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Register to Walk!

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.

Congratulations to our Top 2016 Teams:

 

Team Hy-Vee $5,335

can't toUCh this $3,820

Boys Town $3,095

Ethan Jones Attack of the Crohn's $2,025


 

How to be an MVP

The Most Valuable Participant 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.
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 who raise $1,000 or more

Cures Believer Team- Teams that raise $3,000 or more

 


 

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 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!

 


 

2016 Planning Committee

Join us in giving a HUGE thank you to our Take Steps Planning Committee! This group of dedicated volunteers gives generously of their time and talent to put on a successful walk.

Donation and Prize Chairs: Deb Zandt and Joanna Hagedorn

Kids Zone Chairs: Tonna Heinemann and Courtney Hurd

Registration Chair: Lisa McSharry 

Friends and Family Chair: Ronna Zylstra

Additional Members: Amanda Hall, Janeane Whitney, Morgan Goethel, James Carring and Zach Strohm

If you are interested in joining our committee, please contact Aaron at acastens@ccfa.org