Fort Collins

Join the Fort Collins Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis on 10/14/2017!

Add to calendar 10/14/2017 10/14/2017 America/New_York Fort Collins Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Location Crohn's & Colitis jsmall@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Location
City Park
Fort Collins
CO
Schedule
10 a.m. Check-in and Festival Start
11 a.m. Walk Start
Walk coordinator
Jen Small
(832) 540-3473
jsmall@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

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    Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD.

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  • Sponsors
  • Sponsors

    Local sponsorship opportunities enable companies to gain exposure throughout the community while supporting this important cause. Providing a cash or in-kind donation helps keep event costs down and results in more funds directed to research, patient education and services. There are several ways your company can support Take Steps.

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  • Local Hero
  • Local Hero: Lisa Mason

    "I don't want anyone else, child or adult, to go through the pain and struggle of this terrible disease. This disease has never stopped me, and it certainly won’t stop me from walking and fundraising for a cure!"

    My name is Lisa Mason and I am an ulcerative colitis patient. I was diagnosed when I was 5 years old, and it has been the biggest struggle of my life. During this time, I was bleeding and in a lot of pain. I was on countless medications that affected my physical and emotional health. I would go through periods of remission, but by the time I was 10, they couldn’t control the bleeding. In 1995, my only option was to have an ileoanal pull-through to remove my entire large intestine. It was tough year. After four hospital stays and three surgeries, they removed my entire colon. My surgeon did not create a pouch to serve as a reservoir for stool because I was so young, which means my small intestine is directly connected to my anus. After my last surgery, I had to re-learn how to use the bathroom. I learned quickly, because without a large intestine, I had to use the bathroom frequently. I struggled with this for a while but have a much better life than I did with ulcerative colitis. This surgery saved my life, but it is NOT a cure! Often I am still in pain from mild inflammation called pouchitis, and I use the restroom about 15 times a day.

    Overall, I am healthy and I will forever be grateful for my health and my family. They have been the best support system a girl could ask for. My husband, Mike, and I got married a year ago. He also happens to be missing a large portion of his colon too and is there for me every step of the way. Before 2013, I rarely talked about having colitis.

    In 2013, I wanted to join the fight for a cure and I signed up for Team Challenge. Being a part of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation has changed my life. I have completed 5 Team Challenge Half Marathons and 3 Take Steps Walks, raised over $20,000 for the Foundation and I embrace talking about my experiences to fight for a cure. I don't want anyone else, child or adult, to go through the pain and struggle of this terrible disease. This disease has never stopped me, and it certainly won’t stop me from walking and fundraising for a cure! Please join me in the 2017 Fort Collins Take Steps Walk on Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. at City Park!

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  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer

    Thousands of volunteers have helped the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) work toward our mission to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to provide a high level of support, education, research, and resources to our IBD community.

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  • Top Fundraisers
  • Top Fundraisers

    Thank you to our top fundraisers and our top fundraising team. Are you a member of the Top Fundraising Club?

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  • Fundraising Clubs
  • Fundraising Clubs

    Top teams and individuals can go above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action, and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach. These teams and individuals become members of our Top Fundraising Club.

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    More Walk Details

    Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD.

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    Thank you to our local sponsors