Albuquerque, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

Register to Walk!

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission.

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. In 2014, more than 70,000 people joined us nationwide, helping us raise $11M.

82 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Register today. Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases.

Walk Day Details

We hope everyone is ready for Saturday, it is sure to be a great day!  To date we have raised over $12,000.   We are very close to our $20,000 goal so keep fundraising over the next few days to truly make a difference in patient’s lives. 

Thank you to those who have been leading our efforts through team and individual fundraising!

Congratulations to our top two teams who have each raised over $2,000:

  1. Lilah’s Leaders
  2. Team “E”

Congratulations to our top 10 fundraisers:

  1. Chuck Schlesinger
  2. Brenda Smythe
  3. Honored Hero-Erica Smythe
  4. Jana Dunow
  5. Janelle Gallegos
  6. Lilah Schlesinger
  7. Cathy Smythe
  8. Alex Neuzil
  9. Carol Johnson
  10. Susan Schlesinger

Thank you to everyone for working so hard to help us fundraise for a cure.  Below you will find all the information you need for Saturday!  We look forward to seeing you at the walk and celebrating hitting $20,000!

Saturday-September 19th, 2015
Registration/Check-in begin at 10:00am
Walk begins at 11:00am
Festival to follow the walk

Altura Park-Nearby major cross streets- Indian School & Washington NE


Street parking is available.

Upon arriving at the walk site, please look for the orange registration flag.  This is where you will check-in/register, turn in any checks/cash you have received, pick-up t-shirts and earned incentives.  All FUNDRAISING participants will receive a wrist band that will allow them priority access to the food.  Please make sure your collection envelope is properly filled out, sealed and signed before coming to registration.

Walk Details
Walk will be less than one mile. Strollers, wagons and pets are allowed.   
**Pre-walk program will begin promptly at 11:00am

The Take Steps Walk will take place rain or shine.

Post Walk Activites
Our post-walk will include:

  • Music
  • Health Fair with vendors from our sponsors
  • Food (Priority will be given to fundraising participants)
  • Yard Games

Patient Education Area
Visit the CCFA Mission are 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 and food wristband.

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.

There will be a port-o-john at the park for all walk participants. 

Food and Beverages

A light lunch of pizza and snacks will be provided after the event. Water will also be on sight, as we know, it is expected to be a sunny day, please plan to bring water to insure you stay hydrated.