May 30, 2012
-- Hundreds to Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis
On Saturday, June 2, 2012 at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will host its annual Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis walk and celebration. The event which raises critical funds for research and support programs is also the organization’
s primary tool for spreading awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
IBD affects more than 30,000 Hoosiers many of whom live in extreme pain and silence. Due to the nature of these diseases and the symptoms that accompany the disease, IBD is often not discussed leaving patients feeling isolated. CCFA is working to change this! With events like Take Steps, the Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is working to educate Indiana and provide resources to all IBD patients, their families and caretakers.
Take Steps will begin at 4pm with festivities including games and activities for the kids, food, music and more. At 5pm we will kick off the 2 mile walk through the park with patient stories and information about CCFA and the great work happening in Indiana. Following the walk, the activities will continue as we celebrate the successes of our incredible participants. There is no fee to participate in the Take Steps walk but everyone is asked to fundraise or donate to the best of their ability.
Take Steps Indianapolis is sponsored by Capital Group Companies, Community Health Network, Abbott Laboratories, Janssen and Shire Pharmaceuticals.
To register or learn more visit www.cctakesteps.org/
indianapolis or call 317.259.8071.
About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation'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 consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org)
. More than 81 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs. For more information visit www.ccfa.org.