Charlotte Take Steps

Rooted Hearts

About Rooted Hearts LLC and the Ortiz Family

In 2019 after years of searching for answers, Founder and Co-owner of Rooted Hearts LLC, Jomaira Ortiz, was finally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. At the same time she received this diagnosis, Jomaira and her husband, Andrew, learned they were pregnant with their first child. It was a season of highs and lows, but thanks to the great care received from their GI and OB teams, and the grace and mercy of the Lord, Jomaira carried their son, Aaron, full term and had a healthy labor and delivery. Today, Jomaira and her family are still searching for answers to healing and entering remission, which is why this event is a personal mission for their entire family. Will you join the Ortiz family by walking and/or donating towards research for a cure?

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Millions of Americans are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and currently there is no cure. Our team is walking and raising money to support the crucial work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Take Steps is the Foundation’s largest nationwide fundraising campaign, helping to accelerate the progress of breakthrough research and to support critical patient programs. Take Steps also brings the community together in a fun, family-friendly, and supportive atmosphere and lets patients know they have a community who supports them.

Please help us reach our team goal of $1,000.00 for Take Steps Charlotte by donating or registering and fundraising. Your support will help the Foundation invest in cures for the future, while providing support to patients today.

Leaders in Research: The Foundation has invested more than $400 million in research toward cures since its inception. They remain laser-focused on reducing time to disease diagnosis and improving disease management. The Foundation continues to lead the way in critically important areas of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research, and to accelerate novel therapies and innovative products that address unmet patient needs. 

Empowering Patients and Caregivers: The Foundation serves millions of patients annually, and empowers both patients and caregivers through education, support, and advocacy programs. Examples include COVID-19 resources, expanded pediatric support, influencing legislation, and focusing on diversity and inclusion. 

Do you know someone who is affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis? Join our team and share our fundraising page to spread awareness in the community!

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