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updated: May 21, 2011, 8:45 AM
Join us and help patients be heard across the nation. Together we can achieve a
better quality of life for patients and those who participate in their care.
Better therapies and prevention are only steps away.
What are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, unpredictable diseases that
attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the
digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine
(colon). The need is critical. Some 1.4 million American adults and children
suffer from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, with as many as 150,000 under
the age of 18, and over 170,000 in California. That's 1 in every 200 Americans.
Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35.
What is a Take Steps Walk?
Take Steps is the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for
digestive diseases. People of all ages and fitness levels can join in the Take
Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis. Participants are encouraged to form teams of
co-workers, friends and family to build a united front and raise funds.
Thousands of walkers, teams and sponsors will participate in more than 65 cities
throughout the country.
While each walk site across the nation is different some of the things you can
expect are mission moments, food, entertainment and a great time for your entire
team. We'll also have a Kids Corral, music, educational booths and most
importantly, on Walk Night participants gather to celebrate all of their success
at raising awareness and funds in our fight against these painful diseases. WHO:
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (Tax Id # 13-6193105)
WHAT: Take Steps Walks unites approximately 140 Walks, 70,000+ walkers
WHERE: 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 and across 140 Walk sites
WHEN: May 22, 2011 I Festival & Registration 5:00PM I Walk Start 6:00PM
WHY: Money raised through Take Steps supports critical research, educational
programs for patients and health-care professionals, as well as, provides
supportive services to help patients and their families cope.
Please feel free to contact the Walk Manager with any questions and THANK YOU
for your support!
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