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Join the Madison Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis on 6/10/17!

Add to calendar 6/10/17 6/10/17 America/New_York Madison Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Location Crohn's & Colitis ldelponte@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Location
McKee Farms Park
Fitchburg
WI
Schedule
1:00 Check-in and Festival Start

3:00 Walk Start 
Walk coordinator
Leslie Del Ponte
(414) 475-5520
ldelponte@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Madison Take Steps

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    More Walk Details

    Day/Time
    Saturday, June 10, 2017
    Festival &Registration/Check-in begin at 1:00 p.m. 
    Walk begins at 3:00 p.m.

    Location
    McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg (2930 Chapel Valley Road)

     

    Directions

    From the West:  US-14 E/US Highway 14. Merge onto US-12 E/US-14 E/W Beltline Hwy E via the ramp on the left.

    Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A, toward County Hwy-D S. Turn right onto Fish Hatchery Rd.

    Turn right onto McKee Rd. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd. McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.


    From the East: I-94 W. Keep left to take WI-30 W toward Madison/Janesville. Merge onto I-90 E/I-39 S via EXIT 240A on the left toward Janesville. Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W/W Beltline Hwy W via EXIT 142A toward Madison.

    Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A-B, toward County Hwy-D. Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right onto Brendan Ave. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd. McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.

     

    From the North: Merge onto I-39 S toward Portage. If you are on State Highway 66 and reach WI-66 you've gone about Merge onto I-90 E/I-39 S/I-94 E via EXIT 84 toward Madison. Keep right to take I-90 E/I-39 S toward Chicago.

    Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W/W Beltline Hwy W via EXIT 142A toward Madison. Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A-B, toward County Hwy-D. Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right onto Brendan Ave. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd. McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.


    From the South: Continue to follow US-51 N. Stay straight to go onto E Centerway/WI-26. Continue to follow WI-26. Merge onto I-90 W/I-39 N toward Madison. Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W/W Beltline Hwy W via EXIT 142A on the left toward Madison. Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A-B, toward County Hwy-D. Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right onto McKee Rd. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd.  McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.

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    Parking

    There will be lots of Take Steps signage to let you know where to park; you can park anywhere around the park, there are a number of parking lots.

     

    Registration/Check-In
    Upon arriving at the walk site, please stop at the Registration/Check-In first. It will be the first tent as you walk into the park area, right before the pavillion. (Follow the signs)  This is where you will check-in/register, turn in anychecks/cash you have received and pick-up your t-shirt/incentives.  Please make sure your collection envelope is properly filled out, sealed and signed before coming to the tent.

    Walk Details
    Walk will consist of a 1.39 mile stroll around the park.  There is an additional route to take when you get back if you feel like you would like to continue to walk. Dogs are welcome but please clean up after your pet.  Strollers and wagons are allowed also.

    Weather
    The Take Steps Walk will take place rain or shine (let’s hope for shine!). 

    Festival
    Our festival Celebration will take place from 1-3PM and will include:

    • Wild n’ Crazy Hair, Face Painting, and a Fire Truck!
    • DJ- Ted Zoromski- Rock the House Entertainment

         Music By- Highway 151"

    • Selfie Station- sponsored by Keith & Kinsey Real Estate- for individual and team pictures

         There is a Splash Pad at the Park as well- Don’t forget your swimming suite!

    Patient Education Table- in the CCFA Tent
    Visit the CCFA Mission table to receive literature on IBD, learn more about services offered by CCFA and to pick up your “I AM WALKING FOR…” sticker.  Orange bags will be given out to patients to show their spirit! Also make sure to sign the walk banner!

    Camp Oasis Table
    Visit the Camp Oasis table to learn more about Camp Oasis, CCFA’s camp for kids and teens with IBD.

    Team and Individual Photos
    Team and individual photos can be taken in the Selfie Station 

    T-Shirts &Fundraising Incentives
    Participants who have raised $100+ will receive a Take Steps t-shirt upon registration.
    $250 raised earns you a Take Steps rally towel
    $500 raised earns you a Take Steps silicon cup

    All patients will receive a patient bag- receive yours by visiting the mission area!

    Restrooms
    The McKee Farms Park pavilion has indoor restrooms in the Pavilion.    Along the walk route there will be two port-a-potty’s for your use.

    Security/Emergency
    There will be a police officer stationed at the registration area during the walk- if you have an emergency of any matter please see that officer.

    Volunteers
    We are still looking for more volunteers!  Email ldelponte@ccfa.org   if you are interested.

     

    Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD.

    Have you seen the incentives for our 2017 walk? Find them HERE

    Are you looking for tools for hitting your goal? 

    Friends and family teams

    Corporate team tools

    Healthcare Provider tools

    We are so excited you will be joining us at this year’s Take Steps walk. If you have an immediate question or concern please don't hesitate to reach out to the walk manager- Leslie Del Ponte at 414-475-5520 or ldelponte@ccfa.org 

  • Sponsors
  • Local Sponsorship

    Local sponsorship opportunities enable companies to gain exposure throughout the community while supporting this important cause. Providing a cash or in-kind donation helps keep event costs down and results in more funds directed to research, patient education and services. There are several ways your company can support Take Steps.

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    abbvie

     

    UW Health

     

    Janssen Pharma

  • Local Hero
  • Take Steps Honored Heroes represent the Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis warriors living in our community. They share their story of life with IBD to raise awareness and inspire others to join the fight against digestive diseases.

    2017 Madison Honored Hero- Delaney Jones

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    My name is Delaney Jones and I am 19 years old. I have struggled with stomach problems as long as I can remember. As a toddler, I was already dealing with anxiety, and my mom took me to the doctor, who then diagnosed me with a "pre-ulcerous condition". I lived life like any normal kid in grade school, but my story really begins during the summer going into high school.

    In July of 2012 I went on my first trip to Estes Park, Colorado. During the trip, I developed large white dots in the back of my throat. These white dots, which later we found out to be ulcers, caused me so much pain that I could not eat or drink anything. I was hospitalized there later in the week. The doctors there told me it was hand-foot-mouth disease. Fast forward to the end of the trip, the ulcers disappeared and everything seemed to go back to normal. I started school as a freshman and was ready to take on high school. That is where the stomach problems began. Still dealing with anxiety, I soon started to get these awful stomach pains. So awful it was paralyzing. The pain would come in waves and leave me in tears while I curled up and waited for the pain to settle. We started seeing doctors. It was a very slow process trying to figure out what was going on with me. It started out as "heart burn" and I was prescribed several different medications to try. None of them succeeded. Going into my sophomore year, I was finally sent to a GI specialist. It was then when I was officially diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I remember sitting in the doctor’s office waiting to hear the results from the colonoscopy. When they started to explain to me what they had found, I remember feeling completely numb and hot tears rolled down my face. The words "you will have this for the rest of your life" still scare me. They said it was possible to live a normal life with the right medication, but it would take some time to figure out what would work best with me. Throughout high school, the doctors tried every medicine in the book, but nothing seemed to be working. I dealt with a lot of illness because my immune system was so low as a side effect from the medicine. I also struggled with fatigue and the constant bathroom runs.

    Senior year of high school came around and things seemed to be taking a turn for the worst. I was hospitalized three times during that school year – all for at least a week. The pain would become unbearable and lead to anxiety attacks. The combination of both would send me into a spiral of screaming and crying. Hospitalization was the only thing that could help me. Sometimes these episodes would get so bad that my friends and family had to call an ambulance for me. It was April of my senior year when the doctors finally decided that surgery might be the next best option. I was admitted into the hospital a week before my surgery date because of the immense pain I was having. They filled me up with pain medicine and prepared me for surgery. I had a few centimeters of my bowel resected. When I came out of surgery, I struggled more than I ever have in my life. The epidural they gave me was not in the correct spot, resulting in the nurses having to give me even more pain medicine. A few days went by and I was not getting any healthier. I went back into surgery, and they found that my bowels had kinked up because of all the pain medicine I had been on. They fixed the problem and out I went. I still struggled after the second surgery. I was in the hospital for almost a month. It was during this time when I was also diagnosed with depression and put on medication for my anxiety and depression. It was a very low point in my life. After the surgery, I was then hospitalized 2 more times months later. It was still not under control.

    Fast forward to me now. I finished my first year of college at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. My first semester was very rough with my health. I struggled and barely got by finishing my finals before I was hospitalized yet again during my Christmas break. Today, I am still not in remission. After getting another new doctor last December, I was told that I will most likely never be pain-free. Dealing with this after so many years, that news didn't really faze me.

    I hope that one day I will achieve remission and get to live life to its full potential. Years and years of chronic pain, illness, and fatigue have led me to the person I am today. Although I still struggle with this on a daily basis, I remind myself that I am and always will be stronger than it. I am so thankful for my family and friends who have given me such love and support through my journey. I know it takes a toll on all of them just as much as me. I am so thankful that my Dad found CCFA and this walk. I love to tell my story and I want nothing more than to continue raising awareness for Crohn's disease. With that being said, I hope that in my lifetime I will live to see a cure for it. I will walk and continue to walk for myself and all others out there who are struggling.

  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer

    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.

    We have several volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested, please call the Walk Manager at 414-475-5520 or email ldelponte@ccfa.org.

  • Top Fundraisers
  • MVPs

    Thank you to our top fundraisers and our top fundraising team. Are you a member of the Top Fundraising Club?

    Become a Take Steps Hope Giver by raising at least $ 3,500 or become a Cures Believer by being a top fundraising team in your local market. These top individuals and fundraising teams make a significant impact on the lives of patients by being at the forefront of fundraising. Our Hope Givers and Cures Believers receive special recognition on event day and will also receive:

    • Personalized fundraising support to help you achieve your goal
    • Recognition in local Take Steps newsletters, social media, and website
    • Invitation and recognition at post-walk Take Steps activities

     

    Congratulations to our top teams in 2016

    Gavin's Gutsy Group- team Captain Gavin Wiegel

    Cruizin' for a Cure- team captain Justin Frederick

    Super Poopers- team captain Kellie Covert

    Lauren's Crohnies- team captain Lauren Nowak

    Team Delaney- team captain Delaney Jones

    Team Genee'- team captain Genee Severson

    Cameron's Colitis Crushers- team captain Cameron Mueller

    Pickhard Poo Phighters- team captain Jenny Pickhard

    Team SemiColons- team captain Elizabeth Schaefer

  • Fundraising Clubs
  • Fundraising Clubs

    Top teams and individuals can go above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action, and find cures through fundraising efforts and outreach. These teams and individuals become members of our Top Fundraising Club.

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    More Walk Details

    Day/Time
    Saturday, June 10, 2017
    Festival &Registration/Check-in begin at 1:00 p.m. 
    Walk begins at 3:00 p.m.

    Location
    McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg (2930 Chapel Valley Road)

     

    Directions

    From the West:  US-14 E/US Highway 14. Merge onto US-12 E/US-14 E/W Beltline Hwy E via the ramp on the left.

    Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A, toward County Hwy-D S. Turn right onto Fish Hatchery Rd.

    Turn right onto McKee Rd. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd. McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.


    From the East: I-94 W. Keep left to take WI-30 W toward Madison/Janesville. Merge onto I-90 E/I-39 S via EXIT 240A on the left toward Janesville. Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W/W Beltline Hwy W via EXIT 142A toward Madison.

    Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A-B, toward County Hwy-D. Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right onto Brendan Ave. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd. McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.

     

    From the North: Merge onto I-39 S toward Portage. If you are on State Highway 66 and reach WI-66 you've gone about Merge onto I-90 E/I-39 S/I-94 E via EXIT 84 toward Madison. Keep right to take I-90 E/I-39 S toward Chicago.

    Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W/W Beltline Hwy W via EXIT 142A toward Madison. Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A-B, toward County Hwy-D. Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right onto Brendan Ave. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd. McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.


    From the South: Continue to follow US-51 N. Stay straight to go onto E Centerway/WI-26. Continue to follow WI-26. Merge onto I-90 W/I-39 N toward Madison. Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W/W Beltline Hwy W via EXIT 142A on the left toward Madison. Take the Fish Hatchery Rd exit, EXIT 260A-B, toward County Hwy-D. Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right onto McKee Rd. Turn left onto Chapel Valley Rd.  McKee Farms Park, 2930 CHAPEL VALLEY RD is on the left.

    .

    Parking

    There will be lots of Take Steps signage to let you know where to park; you can park anywhere around the park, there are a number of parking lots.

     

    Registration/Check-In
    Upon arriving at the walk site, please stop at the Registration/Check-In first. It will be the first tent as you walk into the park area, right before the pavillion. (Follow the signs)  This is where you will check-in/register, turn in anychecks/cash you have received and pick-up your t-shirt/incentives.  Please make sure your collection envelope is properly filled out, sealed and signed before coming to the tent.

    Walk Details
    Walk will consist of a 1.39 mile stroll around the park.  There is an additional route to take when you get back if you feel like you would like to continue to walk. Dogs are welcome but please clean up after your pet.  Strollers and wagons are allowed also.

    Weather
    The Take Steps Walk will take place rain or shine (let’s hope for shine!). 

    Festival
    Our festival Celebration will take place from 1-3PM and will include:

    • Wild n’ Crazy Hair, Face Painting, and a Fire Truck!
    • DJ- Ted Zoromski- Rock the House Entertainment

         Music By- Highway 151"

    • Selfie Station- sponsored by Keith & Kinsey Real Estate- for individual and team pictures

         There is a Splash Pad at the Park as well- Don’t forget your swimming suite!

    Patient Education Table- in the CCFA Tent
    Visit the CCFA Mission table to receive literature on IBD, learn more about services offered by CCFA and to pick up your “I AM WALKING FOR…” sticker.  Orange bags will be given out to patients to show their spirit! Also make sure to sign the walk banner!

    Camp Oasis Table
    Visit the Camp Oasis table to learn more about Camp Oasis, CCFA’s camp for kids and teens with IBD.

    Team and Individual Photos
    Team and individual photos can be taken in the Selfie Station 

    T-Shirts &Fundraising Incentives
    Participants who have raised $100+ will receive a Take Steps t-shirt upon registration.
    $250 raised earns you a Take Steps rally towel
    $500 raised earns you a Take Steps silicon cup

    All patients will receive a patient bag- receive yours by visiting the mission area!

    Restrooms
    The McKee Farms Park pavilion has indoor restrooms in the Pavilion.    Along the walk route there will be two port-a-potty’s for your use.

    Security/Emergency
    There will be a police officer stationed at the registration area during the walk- if you have an emergency of any matter please see that officer.

    Volunteers
    We are still looking for more volunteers!  Email ldelponte@ccfa.org   if you are interested.

     

    Many patients feel they are alone in their struggle with IBD, not knowing how to explain IBD to others. Take Steps EMPOWERS patients and families while offering a safe and welcoming environment to CONNECT and INSPIRE one another. Walk day is filled with music, food, kid’s activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD.

    Have you seen the incentives for our 2017 walk? Find them HERE

    Are you looking for tools for hitting your goal? 

    Friends and family teams

    Corporate team tools

    Healthcare Provider tools

    We are so excited you will be joining us at this year’s Take Steps walk. If you have an immediate question or concern please don't hesitate to reach out to the walk manager- Leslie Del Ponte at 414-475-5520 or ldelponte@ccfa.org 

    Thank you to our National Platinum Sponsor:

    Thank you to our local sponsors