Join the Albany Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis on 05/05/2018!
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Schedule09:30 AM Check-in and Festival Start
10:45 AM Walk Start
Staff ContactJoan Mansfield-Hazaz
Albany Take StepsConnect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.
Join The Community
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.
Our community partners have committed their time and money to support our mission to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. We want to extend a special thank you to those businesses and organizations who sponsor our event through monetary and in-kind donations, who provide volunteer support before, during, and after the event, and who offer matching campaigns to double or even triple the impact.
There is an opportunity for you to engage your local business community in your fundraising effort. Please reach out to Joan Mansfield-Hazaz at email@example.com or 518-225-4636 about involving the places you do business in the fight to find cures – and increase your fundraising thermometer along the way!
Sponsorship: engage with potential consumers throughout the year with opportunities that are customized to fit your unique objectives
Form a corporate team: offer a fun and exciting way to engage employees in the community and foster a positive work environment
Matching gifts: an employer matching gift is one of the easiest ways to double or even triple the impact from employees
Volunteer: foster teamwork and donate your valuable time to help make our community event a huge success
Tailored Campaigns: Percentage of sales, Branded merchandise and Point of Sale campaigns are just examples of additional ways we can work together
Our local honored heroes understand first-hand how difficult these diseases can be. They want to support patients like themselves because no one should face the challenges and uncertainty of IBD alone. Honored heroes use their stories to raise awareness of these diseases, raise funds in support of the Foundation's mission, and inspire hope to those living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Sammy Zayas, Youth Honored Hero - "I am so thankful to be the youth Honored Hero this year, and even though I believe that everyone suffering from this disease is a hero, I'm honored to share my story and raise awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Please support me by either donating to or joining my team, Tract Stars!"
Maggie Gonzalez, Adult Honored Hero - "I’ve had countless hospital stays and surgeries, but I refuse to lie down and let this disease take over. I’ve learned so much through the years about courage, and learning to be okay with myself and my disease. Please join the Maggie Mays in celebration of life by donating now or joining our team - we need money for continued research and support and can’t do it without you!"
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.
"I had an awesome time volunteering at Albany Take Steps. Please keep me in mind for any other events in the future, I would love to help out." - Natasha Jefferson
A Decade of Difference
Even before launching in 2008, patients and families from across the country have been walking to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Since its launch in 2008, Take Steps has been a powerful force in connecting the patient community and accelerating crucial research into the causes of IBD. Because of the dedication and commitment from more than 300,000 walkers, Take Steps has raised more than $85 million for research efforts.
Top Fundraising Club
You make a difference with every dollar you raise, and the more you raise, the greater the impact. As a member of the Take Steps Fundraising Club, you will be recognized by the IBD community as someone who is willing to go the distance to see advancements in important research. How big will your impact be?