Westchester Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Event Details

Location: FDR State Park, Yorktown

Date: 5/18/14
Check-in and Festival Start: 4:00 PM
Walk Start: 5:00 PM


Walk Coordinator:
Allison Mueller

Phone: 914-328-2874

Platinum Sponsor:

Goal = $167,000.00

Achieved = $182,816.77

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Westchester Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Take Steps was a BLAST!!   

Not only did we have fun in the sun, but we SURPASSED OUR GOAL! 

Together, we raise more than $180,000 for CCFA's mission. You should all be so proud of your hard work!

Check out the photos: https://westchesterccfa.shutterfly.com/1637 





Walk Day Fun

 ***Music by DJ MD and Special MC Kacey from WHUD's morning show***

***An enormous kids area sponsored by Kiwi Country Day Camp***
including 2 gaga courts, an inflatable bounce house, airbrush tattoos and more! 

***Special awards and presentations*** 

***A fun 1.8 mile walk around FDR Park***


Fundraising Incentives

Just a reminder all fundraising participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Take Steps T-shirt.

Fundraising participants that raise $250 will also earn a Take Steps Hat and those raising $500 will earn a long sleeved shirt

 Send emails, post to facebook, send a tweet, make phone calls, 
and most of all send THANK YOU’s to your donors.
It is never too late to send an email, post to facebook, tweet to the world.

BUSY ON WALK DAY - CAN'T ATTEND? No worries, you can still participate as a Virtual Walker! Walk on your own or just focus on fundraising. It's a great way to stay involved in the event, even if you can’t be there on Walk day.

What is a Virtual Walker, you ask? It's fundraisers who cannot walk in this year's event but still wants to be involved. Virtual walkers are encouraged to raise as much money as they can to support our mission. Go the extra mile and join Take Steps! Let's Get LOUD and Be PROUD!


Meet Alex - your 2014 Honored Hero!

Let me tell you a story about a young heroine named Alexandra. It has all the makings of a great tale, struggle and triumph, honor and self-sacrifice, acceptance and determination.

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It all began about 6 years ago when a young Alex came face to face with a cruel, unrelenting enemy called Crohn’s disease. It made her feel sick, took her out of school and activities. It made her feel embarrassed and vulnerable. For several years Alex and her family fought an epic battle to defeat the callous disease. For a brief moment, Crohn’s disease took control, forcing Alex into the hospital for surgery, but the moment she was out, her determination grew.

Alex has often been told she is a master of negotiation, a skill that she hopes to someday help her as a successful lawyer. But today, she uses these skills to leverage her family, friends and peers to defeat this disease. Following her surgery, Alex became involved with the Take Steps Walk – knowing that her ability to talk about her experience and share it with the world was her greatest strength in bringing Crohn’s disease to its knees.

Each year she grew stronger, her team grew larger and soon her hold on Crohn’s disease became unbreakable. She continued to practice tennis and gymnastics, while building lasting friendships and excelling in school. By learning to cope with her disease, she turned her struggle into a personal triumph.  

Every spring, Alex joins hundreds of CCFA supporters to walk at the Westchester County Take Steps Walk. She loves the chance to meet new members, hear their stories and share her own. She revels the fact that she is not alone in this battle and that IBD is no match for her rising army.

On May 18th, Alex will take the stage to share her story and help unite us all under the same mission – a total defeat of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She doesn’t really enjoy public speaking – although she is actually quite good at it – but she knows that she will be among friends, allies, and supporters. And she knows that above all, we must continue to raise awareness about IBD and support CCFA’s work toward finding a cure.

You can show your support of Alex and the other 1.4 million Americans fighting this war by donating to Alex’s Take Steps team, iCure, or by signing up to walk with us on May 18th.

See more about what Alex and her friends are doing at: http://online.ccfa.org/goto/icure2014

Welcome New Teams! 

Let's give a warm welcome to the teams that have just joined the Take Steps Community!

Alicea's Team
Maya's Crohn's Crushers
Stace for a Cure
Susie's Team
Team Dragon
Team Levy
Team Shinnick
The 2-Plys

Sweat-it-out for CCFA

Congrats to TEAM CRUNCH and Team Captain Aileen for hosting a super-successful fundraiser on March 9th! She not only raised enough to qualify for the Team Challenge Half Marathon in Jamestown, but contributed another $3,000 to her Take Steps Team. Way to GO!!!!

Congrats to our early bird fundraisers! 

Some of you are already getting busy for Take Steps and earning some neat rewards.Congrats to the following walkers who will leave walk day with a fantastic CCFA baseball Hat and Long Sleeved Shirt! 

Maya Weitzen * Zach Paley * Aileen Landes 


We had a blast at Gran Prix 

We bowled, we ate, we played musical chairs...and we all got excited for another fun walk season.

Thank you to al 80+ walkers that join us! Couldn't make it? No big deal, just call Allison at (914) 812-8988 and she can help you get your team signed. 

As of February 10th, we have 31 teams signed up and ready to rock the walk season...are you on that list? 


Westchester County, It's time to Take Steps toward a cure for Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis! 

Register to Walk!

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.

Take Steps for Crohn’s & colitis is a family friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases.  In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission. 

80 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.