Lehigh Valley, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Register to Walk!


Thank you all for your flexibility and understanding of our cancelation of last weekend's walk. We have scheduled the Victory Party for Sunday, June 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The Party will be taking place at the ArtsQuest Visitors Center. There will be food, fun, all of your incentives and our Honored Hero will be there to share her story with all of you! Please bring your whole teams and make it a wonderful evening of celebrations!  

Take this additional time to continue to fundraise and spread awareness of Crohns and Colitis! 
We can’t wait to celebrate with you on the 5th. Please RSVP to ecohen@ccfa.org. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
See you there!

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 

(individuals who have raised $1,000+) 

  • Kate Waxman (Waxmania)
  • Carolyn Knauss (Team Liv)
  • Olivia Knauss-Hauck (Team Liv)
  • Sharon Schippang (Team Janine)
  • Carina Schaffer
  • Rebecca Pieper-Bohun (My Guts for His Glory)
  • Mary Workman
  • Danielle Hultgren

(Teams who have raised $2,500+)

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

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?


 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.