Monmouth and Ocean County, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Sunday, May 22, 2016
We are hoping for Sunshine.
Firstenergy Park Home of the Lakewood Blueclaws
2 Stadium Way  
- Activities will take place in the field outside the Stadium
- Check-in & Festivities begins at 9:00 AM 
- Walk starts at 10:00 AM
- The Walk is just over 2 miles, but remember walkers do not have to walk the entire route
- Dogs are permitted on leash. Sunday is a day you can bring your dog to the Baseball Game. 
- Strollers are permitted 
- Light Refreshments will be provided
- There will be bathrooms located inside the Stadium and a Port-A-John out on the Walk Route.

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.


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The Most Valuable Participant Program was created to recognize top teams amd 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 $3,500 or more 

Congratulations to our current Hope Givers:

Lori Dunbar

Allan Golotko

Kimberly Herbert

Anthony Moscato

Connor Savage

Lori Savage

Maria Vasta 

Congratulations to our current Cures Believer Teams: 

Team Savage

The NJ Golotko's 


Connor SavageMy name is Connor Savage. I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 13.  For the last 14 years I have been on the rollercoaster of trial and error with drug therapies, along with all the side effects that come along with them. I would get excited when I would respond to a treatment, only to be let down when my body eventually stopped responding. 

After being hospitalized three times in three months, once in October, November, and again in December, it was once again clear another change was needed. That’s when I was introduced to Entyvio, an IV therapy which I get every five weeks. When I started Entyvio it had only been FDA approved for about a year, which was not very long but at that point I was willing to try anything. 

It took 5-6 months for me to really start feeling better but today I feel great! I’m still on Entyvio and getting it every five weeks which is an extremely small price to pay for being symptom free. I want to say thank you to all the doctors and more importantly my family, for helping me through all the bad times and always being there for me. 


Read more about Connor by clicking here


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 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: Add your personal touch and share your story.
Compose a passionate and individualized letter about why you are walking and how people can support your fundraising efforts and update your personal fudraising page.

Step 3: It's more fun with friends!
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.  Set a High Aim goal.  Ask 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 identifier, share information on social media, and create a team fundraiser that gets your community involved! Need ideas? Ask your walk team.

Step 6: Celebrate Your Team’s Success!
Attend the walk. Take a team photo. Plan a post walk celebration



Please mail all Take Steps offline donations to:

CCFA NJ Chapter - Take Steps 
Attention: Lisa Champion
45 Wilson Avenue 
Manalapan, NJ 07726
*Checks should be made payable to CCFA