When you fundraise through TAKE STEPS, you directly impact vital treatment, research, and life-giving patient programs.

What are
Crohn's and Colitis?

Together We Can Find Cures

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Every step moves us closer toward cures

Groundbreaking Research

The Foundation has played a role in every major scientific breakthrough in IBD and funds only the most promising research

Empowering Patients

We educate and support patients and caregivers so they can better manage their disease

Investing Wisely

We meet the high standards set by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and other charity evaluators.

Where the Dollars Go

Why Take Steps?

We aim to empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases and help you connect with the greater IBD community. You are not alone.

Lucy: Patient

Lucy: Patient

She dreams of being an Education Manager at the Foundation.

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Melinda: Crohn's Fighter

Melinda: Crohn's Fighter

My ostomy gave me my life back.

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Lucas: Honored Hero

Lucas: Honored Hero

He walks for the estimated 80,000 kids in the U.S. living with IBD.

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Jenny: Proud Patient

Jenny: Proud Patient

Her Crohn's disease didn't stop Anthony

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Ben: Patient

Ben: Patient

The strongest kid I know.

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Taylor: I thought it was the end!

Taylor: I thought it was the end!

My life is far from over and I am kicking butt.

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