Phoenix, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Register to Walk!

The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Many patients have only ever met a handful of other patients suffering from IBD – this is a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of IBD patients, families, and supporters from your own backyard. There is no fee to register and no team is too big or small!

Walk day is an incredible experience for all to celebrate the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds toward our mission.  It is a day filled with music, food, kids’ activities, educational materials, and of course wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.

MVP (Most Valuable Participant)

The MVP Program was created to recognize top teams and individuals going above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach! 

You can be an Awareness Builder by raising $100.
You can be a Hope Giver by raising $1,000.
Your team can become a Cures Believer when you raise $3,000.

Congratulations to our current MVP CURES BELIEVERS who will have reserved seating for their team during the post walk activities:

  1. Joe’s Crohnies- Led by Anne Czerwinski
  2. The Giving Tree-Led by Gina Berman and Lilach Power
  3. Coop’s Crew-Led by Shannon Groppenbacher
  4. PCH GI Swat Team-Led by Kim Abbs
  5. Young Professionals Group-Led by Erin Roehm and Allison Spitz
  6. Chronic 15- Led by Andrew Lauchner
  7. Team Slaughter-Led by Ryan Slaughter
  8. Team Markham-Led by Genny Markham

Congratulations to our current MVP HOPE GIVERS who have all raised over $1000:

  1. Nancy Rayhorn
  2. Mark Bauer
  3. Jasmine Huang
  4. Gianna and Jonathan Negretti
  5. Stacy Rasmussen
  6. Lisa Jackson
  7. Ashton Richards
  8. Emily Goldberg



Day/Time-Saturday April 11th, 2015
Registration/Check-in begin at 7:00am
Walk begins at 8:00am
Festival to follow the walk

Phoenix Zoo-455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Free parking is available in the Phoenix Zoo parking lot.

Upon arriving at the walk site, please stop at the Registration/Check-In Tent first. The Registration Tent is near the school entrance to the right of the main entrance. This is where you will check-in/register, turn in any checks/cash you have received and pick-up your t-shirt/incentive tickets.  Please make sure your collection envelope is properly filled out, sealed and signed before coming to the tent.
*If you attended bank days and have all ready received your team’s registration materials you DO NOT need to go through the registration process.  

Walk Details
Walk will consist of a 1 mile loop. Strollers and wagons are allowed but no bicycles or pets.  
**Pre-walk program will begin promptly at 8:00am

The Take Steps Walk will take place rain or shine.

Our festival celebration will take place post-walk and will include:
•    Zoo Carousel
•    Bubble machine
•    Live DJ
•    Nolan the colon
•    Raffle
•    Health Fair with vendors from GI groups, pharmaceutical companies, dieticians/nutritionists and much more
•    Food
•    All day access to the Zoo!!!!

We have great raffle prizes this year!  Tickets will be for sale on walk day for $5.00 each or 5 for $25.00.  Good luck!

Patient Education Tent
Visit the CCFA Mission tent to receive literature on IBD, learn more about services offered by CCFA including Camp and local patient support groups. 

We want to see your pictures please share your photos with us and post to social media. 

T-Shirts & Fundraising Incentives
Make a $25 Self Donation at the walk and receive a Take Steps Window Decal
Participants who have raised $100+ will receive a Take Steps t-shirt upon registration.
$250 raised earns you a Take Steps reusable tote bag
$500 raised earns you a Take Steps water bottle

Restrooms are available throughout the zoo. Should you need to use the restroom during registration (7am-8am) please find a CCFA or Zoo staff member to escort you to the restrooms located inside the zoo. 

Food and Beverages
A light breakfast will be provided after the event. All of our food is donated and we are not able to accommodate all dietary needs. Water and juice will also be on sight, as we know Phoenix can get very hot, please plan to bring water to insure you stay hydrated.


Decal Don

Decal Don, How it works?– Make a self-donation today of $25.00 (or more) and you will be rewarded with a Take Steps Decal or as we'd like to call it Decal Don. 

Many patients suffer in silence but it's up to us to make their voices heard.  Help us change that FACT!  Register today for the 2015 Phoenix Take Steps Walk  and make a self -donation of $25 and you will receive a window decal to place in your car or other publicly visible place.  Be a part of making a difference to those who suffer in silence. 

Next Steps- Help us raise awareness!

Take a photo with your “Decal Don” (think Flat Stanley) and share on social media.  Don't forget to tag us with #decaldon.

Let's show the world your team’s commitment to the fight against digestive diseases.  Together we will find a cure!


Have you collected donations that need to be applied to your fundraising page? MAIL OFFLINE DONATIONS TO:

4647 N. 32nd Street, B-100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
ATT: Megan Livengood


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