Take Steps Walk - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
April 26th - 4:00pm
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) invites the Central Florida public to walk for a cure at the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. The Take Steps walks are part of more than 100 Take Steps walks that are taking place across the country to support the more than 1.4 million Americans (94,000 in Florida) that are affected by digestive diseases. Supporters are encouraged to create a team and help change the lives of the thousands of people affected locally.
In addition to the walk festivities, the event features live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and exposure for corporate partners. Take Steps Orlando begins April 26 with 4:00 p.m. registration, followed by the 5:00 p.m. 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, they succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and have raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission.
Those interested in walking as an individual, or forming a walking team for Orlando Takes Steps, can contact Laura Kraubetz at [email protected], by phone at 646-203-1214 or via the website at www.ccfa.org/chapters/florida.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including receiving the highest rating from the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org), and also has received a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator.
This fundraising event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, starting at 4 p.m.
Take Steps will be held at Lake Lily Park in Maitland, Florida.