Boston, 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.
A message from your new Walk Manager, Stacey Kokoros:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 Take Steps Boston Walk. My name is Stacey Kokoros and I am the Walk Manager for Boston Take Steps. I look forward to working with you throughout the campaign to reach your fundraising goals. While we fundraise for our walk, it is important to remember that you are making a difference in the lives of children and adults living with Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis while we work hard to find a cure for these diseases.
We are currently seeking members for our 2016 Planning Committee. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone you know is interested.
Let's make 2016 our biggest and best year yet!
6 Steps to put the fun in FUNdraising!
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 meaningful and significant goal for 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 goals through their contacts.
Step 4: Raise Money
The national fundraising average per person is $250. Encourage 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 on your own
Step 5: Create Excitement
Design a team t-shirt or unique team name, post flyers in your neighborhood, and share information on social media
Step 6: Celebrate your team's successes
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 OFFLINE DONATIONS TO:
CCFA New England Chapter
72 River Park Street, Suite 202
Needham, MA 02494
Attn: Stacey Kokoros