National Capital Area, Take Steps to Find a Cure!

On Saturday, June 11th, 2016 We're Taking Steps in Washington, DC!

Meet us on the Washington Monument Grounds! 
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: Registration at 4:00 PM and the walk begins at 5:30 PM
Where: Washington Monument Grounds (same location as 2015), located at the corner of 15th Street NW and Constitution Ave

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.

2015 Accomplishments


Thank you to our presenting sponsor: 
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Be a Take Steps MVP

  • Awareness Builder: Raise $100 to receive a 2016 Take Steps t-shirt
  • Inspiration Creator:  Raise $500 to access an exclusive CCFA research
  • Hope Giver: Raise $1,000 to get special identification on walk day
  • Cures Believer Team: Raise $5k as a team to receive access to a shared club tent; Raise $10k as a team to receive your own top team tent!

Click here to see all the benefits you'll receive as an MVP. 

Top 10 Teams so far...congrats!

Our top 10 fundraising teams as of 5/19/16:

1. Bobby's Buddies
2. Capital Digestive Care
3. No Guts = Sucks
4. Uh Oh! Gotta Go! 
5. Zoe's Team
6. Team Meira
7. Tenley's Team
8. Team Kanter Schneider
9. Crohn's and Colitis Fighters
10. Children's National Medical Center

 Meet our 2016 Honored Heroes! 

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Zoe Fischthal is 12 years old and has been living with Crohn's disease for six years. Learn more about her story & why she walks here



Our adult honored hero Katie O'Brien has been living with Crohn's disease since she was 13 years old. Katie is passionate about finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and providing resources for teens and young adults living with IBD and ostemies. Read her whole story here. Katie O'Brien.png


Day 1: Sponsor Yourself. It shows your donors are committed to this cause!

Day 2: Ask three relatives who aren’t team members to match your donation.

Day 3: Ask three friends who aren’t team members to match your donation.

Day 4: Ask five coworkers who aren’t team members for $10

Day 5: Ask four neighbors who aren’t team members for $5

Day 6: Ask your Boss for a donation or ask if the company will offer a match.

Day 7: Celebrate your success!