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
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.
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.