Philly Walk 2015

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Philadelphia, 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 walk in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Take Steps raised more than $300,000. 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.


Top Walk Day Reminders & Announcements
(in no specific order) 

 

Register online! Has your entire team registered yet? Make sure everyone who plans on attending is registered online at www.cctakesteps.org/philadelphia2016 before May 6th (this is for all age participants). Registration is available at the walk with a $25 suggested donation. The check-in process will be MUCH quicker and smoother for those registered in advance. Everyone must check-in.

Bank Night:  CCFA will be hosting TWO Bank Days next week. Stop by the CCFA office on Tuesday, May 3rd from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm OR Thursday, May 5th from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm to drop off any early donations and pickup your t-shirts and fundraising incentives. The CCFA office address is: 150 Monument Road, Suite 402, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19002. Please let us know if you will be stopping by!

CCFA Store (NEW IN 2016!): Be sure to stop by the CCFA Store to stock up on your CCFA and Take Steps Gear at the walk!

Wall of Hope (NEW IN 2016!):  We will have a large banner next to the Camp Oasis tent where everyone can write inspiring and encouraging notes or quotes to our IBD Heroes in the Philadelphia region. Grab a sharpie on walk day and let's fill up the banner!

Raffles:  We have some awesome baskets and gift cards to be given away. Tickets will be $5 each of 5 for $20 or for the BIGGER prizes tickets will be $10 each or 5 for $40.  100% of the proceeds benefit Take Steps.

Parking:  Free in Lot P. There are also porta-potty in the parking lot at the corner of Darient Street & Pattison Avenue.

Walk Entrance:  1st Base Gate (follow Take Steps arrows). Registration & Check-in will be outside gate.

Walk T-Shirts:  Anyone who has $100 or more under their personal fundraising page will receive a walk t-shirt at check-in.  Remember, everyone must check-in!

Walk Route:  This year's walk route goes around the concourse of the stadium. The walk ends on the field (weather permitting). There will be entertainment along the route throughout the event.

Event Schedule:  Check-in begins at 2:00 pm.  The program begins promptly at 3:00 pm with the walk starting immediately after.  The festival will be open from 2:00-3:00 pm and after the program. The event concludes at 5:30 pm. 

Interested in Volunteering?  Click here to fill out our volunteer form or contact Emily at ecohen@ccfa.org. Opportunities are available from 11:00 am through 6:30 pm on walk day.

Questions?  Contact Dawn Halsey, Assistant National Take Steps Manager, at dhalsey@ccfa.org 676-276-1732


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 $7,500 or more 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CURES BELIEVERS TEAMS OF 2016! (updated 4/26/16)

(Teams who have raised $7,500 or more)

  • St. Christopher's Crew - GI Practice (led by Dr. Philip Stein)
  • The Lower GI's (led by Gretchen Irwin)
  • Team Tammy (led by Vicki Clark-Kadish)
  • The Leaky Junctions (led by Chelsea and Barry Katz)
  • MLGA (led by Dr. Adam Kaufman)
  • Team K'NEX (led by MIchael Araten) 

Who will be our top fundraisers in teams of 2016?! Keep up the amazing work!


Here are a few proven tips to help you have a rewarding and successful walk experience with your team!

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: 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 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: Dawn Halsey / Philadelphia 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.