Phoenix, 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 walks offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.
Our 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. 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.
Our 2016 Honored Hero: Cooper Groppenbacher
Almost a year and a half later, many of you are familiar with Coop’s story…the challenges with his not wanting to leave the house for fear of what might happen if he left; his constant aches and pains; weight loss, cognitive affects his disease had on his ability to focus in school and what dealing with all that did to his self-confidence. We are thrilled to share with each and every one of you that today we stand in a much healthier place! In February, we made changes to his medication regimen and have continued the diet restrictions we began at initial diagnosis. Today, Coop feels much better, has gained some weight and has the desire to go play at the park like every other kid! This past fall he was asked by Ocotillo Living Magazine to tell his story and from that, he has had the opportunity to mentor other kids who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
Phoenix Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Check-in and Festival Start: 7:00AM
Walk Start: 8:00AM
Take Steps National
Goal = $130,000.00
Achieved = $8,175.60
Team Honor Roll