Oklahoma City, Take Steps to Find a Cure!
Our Take Steps walks offer 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. Our walk events are filled with live 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.
2015 Oklahoma Take Steps Honored Hero
Take Steps Honored Heroes are representatives of those living with Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis in our community. They share their story of life with IBD to raise awareness and inspire others to join the fight against digestive diseases.
We will continue to stand and to fight the battle until we get our cure!
Well, here I am six years later and l can’t say life has gotten much easier. January 2015 marked 6 long years since I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease...Wow! It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in the hospital bed having one serious talk with God about how I didn't think I could do it anymore. I just didn't have the strength! Read the rest of Jena's story here.
Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters
The MVP 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. For a recap of the MVP levels and their corresponding benefits, please click here.
OKC Awareness Builders: Participants that have raised $100
Jena Holliday, Captain of Crazy Crohnies: $850
Liz Raley: $605
Tiffany Lenhart, Captain of Go Gills!: $225
Patricia Fullerton: $125
Shelly Whitley, Captain of Team Thomas: $165
Lyna Yott: $150
Stephanie Littleton, Captain of Team Littleton: $150
Maryam Shambayati, We Love Your Guts - OU Children's GI Clinic: $110
Izzy Mauldin, Captain of Izzy's IBD Fighters: $100
Alexiah Poyser, Capatain of Team Alexiah: $100
Adnan Altaf, We Love Your Guts - OU Children's GI Clinic: $100
Camilla Fraga Lovejoy, We Love Your Guts - OU Children's GI Clinic: $100
Cindy Gessouroun, We Love Your Guts - OU Children's GI Clinic: $100
Candaca Marshal, We Love Your Guts - OU Children's GI Clinic: $100
OKC Hope Givers: Participants that have raised $1,000
OKC Cures Believers: Teams that have raised $3,000
All Awareness Builders (participants raising a minimum of $100) will receive the exclusive 2015 Take Steps t-shirt. Click here to see all of the 2015 fundraising incentives.
Introducing Decal Don - A Reward for YOU...A Voice for ALL
This year we want to show appreciation to those participants who take an important first step in raising mission critical funds for patient support, improved treatments & cures…a self-donation!
Not only is a self-donation a great way to jump start your fundraising, it also shows your team and fellow fundraisers your commitment to ensuring a future free of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis! AND when you receive your Decal Don, you can show the world your commitment by displaying your decal in a public place, snapping a photo, and sharing the picture on social media using #DecalDon. Too many patients suffer in silence…WE can be their voice!
- Make a minimum self-donation of $25
- As a token of our appreciation, we will send you a Decal Don the following week
- Place the decal in a publicly visible location: office window, car window, etc
- Snap a photo
- Post the picture using #DecalDon on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
2015 Oklahoma City Take Steps Sponsors
Please take a minute to read more about this year's sponsors here. If you cross paths with any of our sponsors, please tell them THANK YOU for their support and for the difference that they are making in the Oklahoma IBD community.
Become a 2015 OKC Take Steps Sponsor
Would your company like to sponsor this year's walk? Click here for the 2015 OKC Sponsor Packet.
Another great way to support the 2015 OKC Walk while also advertising your business is to become a sign sponsor. Please click here for the 2015 Sign Sponsor Packet.
If you would like more information about any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tricia Mauldin at 405-919-0398 or email@example.com. Thank you!
If you need to reference past weekly emails from the 2015 fundraising season, you can find them here!
Take Steps Icon Campaign: A little piece of paper that can make a BIG difference!! Find out more here.
Please visit the More Walk Details page for more fundraising resources including CCFA's IRS Designation Letter, Participant Center Overview, Sample Fundraising Letter and more.
CCFA Oklahoma Chapter
Want to know about the other events happening in the Oklahoma Chapter? Go to www.ccfa.org/chapters/oklahoma/ to find out about our monthly support group meeting, the Nutrition & IBD event on May 6th, Camp Oasis this summer and more!
Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for this year's walk by clicking the VolunteerSpot button above or by contacting Tricia Brizzolara Mauldin at 405-919-0398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.