2015 Take Steps EngagementEvent Day Details2015 Take Steps General

We are just under 24 hours till the Take Steps walk is here! The weather forecast is looking great, looks like the rain is holding off until the afternoon.  It's going to be a great morning for a nice stroll through Sharon Woods! We’re at just over $69,000 fundraised towards our goal of $126,000. With almost 600 people registered already, if we all make one last final push in the next 24 hours we will hit our walk goal!!!  So please send out that final round of email reminders, post to facebook, and make sure to turn in any matching gift forms. You can also keep fundraising AFTER the walk, so keep that in mind!

For anyone who hasn’t registered yet, please visit www.cctakesteps.org/cincinnati to get signed up right away.

Directions to the Lakeside Lodge (4661 E Kemper Rd, Sharonville, OH, 45241) 

From I-275E

  1. Take exit 46 for U.S. 42 towards Mason/Sharonville
  2. Turn right onto US-42 S/Lebanon Rd                               
  3. Drive to E Kemper Rd (UDF on your left)
  4. Turn left onto E Kemper Rd
  5. Lakeside Lodge is located on right side about 9/10 of a mile up the road.


 From I-275W

  1. Take exit 46 for U.S. 42 towards Mason/Sharonville
  2. Turn left onto US-42 S/Lebanon Rd                                  
  3. Drive to E Kemper Rd (UDF on your left)
  4. Turn left onto E Kemper Rd
  5. Lakeside Lodge is located on right side about 9/10 of a mile up the road.

 *Please look for Take Steps balloons, signs, and volunteers to signify you are at the correct parking.


Included are some important logistics for Saturday’s walk- read carefully & take note!

  • Event Time:  Check-in and Registration begins at 9am.  The walk will begin at 9:30am, followed by a short program featuring our Honored Hero Brendan Hines and announcements.  Make sure you stick around to hear the band Backlash rock out some serious tunes!!   The festivities will take place at the Lakeside Lodge in Sharon Woods Park.   Please check-in at the registration table upon arrival.  Walk-up registrations and donations are welcome.


  • Event Fun:  The walk will feature Nash Fm 94.1 on air talent extroadinaire Amanda Orlando as our emcee, live music by the rock band Backlash, a kids building workshop by Home Depot, Claudia the Clown, fun games & activities, and more!  We encourage you to visit all of our wonderful vendors and sponsors.  We will provide plenty of water and some limited foods, but you’re welcome to bring your own.   As you return from the 2.6-mile walk, there will be additional announcements, fun awards & more, so we hope you’ll stick around!  Please note Alcohol is Prohibited!


  • Bringing donations to the walk:  All money needs to be in a walker envelope.  Please write your Team Name on the envelope. If you or your team members are bringing donations to the walk, please make sure each team member has their own walker envelope filled out completely so that we can apply those dollars to the correct team member account.  If you have a lot of coins, please convert them into cash or check made out to CCFA.  All donations received online after 5pm on Friday may not be reflected at registration.  Please bring proof of these donations if they will make a difference in the incentives you receive.


  • Incentives:  Take Steps incentives are available to participants who register for the walk and actively fundraise towards their goal.  Any registered participant who raises $100 per their own individual fundraising account will receive an event T-shirt.  At $250 you’ll receive a blue Take Steps reusable bag, and at $500 a Take Steps orange water bottle.


  • Public Parking is available at the entrance to the Lakeside Lodge and across the street in the overflow lot.  Parking lots will be marked with orange and blue Take Steps balloons and volunteers waving you in.


  • Check the weather and dress appropriately!  Event goes on rain or shine, unless there’s severe weather, in which case we’ll try to contact participants.  You can also keep updated through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/takestepscincinnati



Thanks to our sponsors: abbvie, Weaver Egg Company, The Schubert-Martin IBD Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Janssen, Shire, Salix, TriHealth Digestive Institute, Takeda, Executive Transportation, UC Health Internal Medicine Digestive Diseases, Ohio GI, and LaRosa’s

Thank you so much for all of your efforts! I hope you have a great time Saturday! See you there!

Shawn Baker
, Walk Manager



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