Lincoln, Take Steps to Find a Cure!
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.
We are excited to announce our new walk location of the Lincoln Children's Zoo! The walk will take place before the zoo opens and then walk participants are invited to spend the day at the zoo. You will also receive unlimited train rides and some other exciting surprises throughout the walk!
Thank you to the following teams for registering for the 2016 Lincoln Take Steps Walk!
- Team Harry
- Team Ilum
- Team Libby
- AC on a Mission
- Gastroenterology Specialties
- Team Aiden
- Liescheski Family
- Team Lane
- Crohn's Busters
- Team Libby
- Rhodes to Remission
- Stubborn Momma's Crew
- Team Arehart
- Team Corrina
Congratulations to our current top teams:
- Team Harry $7,800
- Team Ilum $1,244
- Crohn's Busters $600
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
FUNDRAISING TIP/MATCHING GIFTS: Have you been matched?
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.
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!