Lehigh Valley, 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 walk in Bethlehem offers an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.

The Lehigh Valley Take Steps 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. Last year Lehigh Valley Take Steps raised more than $30,000. 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.


How to Be an MVP


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 $2,500 or more 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HOPE GIVERS OF 2016! (updated 4/26/16)

  • Kate Waxman (Waxmania)
  • Carolyn Knauss (Team Liv)
  • Carina Schaffer
  • Sharon Schippant (Team Janine)

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CURES BELIEVER TEAMS OF 2016! (updated 4/26/16)
If your team raises $2,500+ you can be on this list too!

  • Waxmania - Led by Kate Waxman
  • Team Liv - Led by Olivia Knauss-Hauck

Who will be our top fundraisers in teams of 2016?!


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.
 
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 encourage your each of your 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!

 


Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page?

MAIL CHECK DONATIONS TO:

 CCFA Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chapter
Attn: Addie Pangaro / Lehigh Valley Take Steps
150 Monument Road, Suite 402
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

*Do not send cash. Convert any cash donations to checks and mail to the Chapter Office. Put your name and your team name in the memo field of the check.