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    Thank you for joining our 2017 Take Steps Wausau Walk!

    Thanks to you, the Wausau Take Steps walk was a huge success! Because of your dedication and hard work, we will continue to support ground-breaking IBD research and patient programs. We hope you are feeling empowered for having made a difference, inspired about the future, and connected to those you met at the event. 

    If you donated, volunteereed, fundraised, or all of the above, we truly appreciate your support!

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    On Saturday October 7th, Take Steps Wausau was attended by more than 50 walkers despite the rain, and we have met our goal by raising $28,000! 


    Is your donation eligible to be matched by your company? Visit our Matching Gifts Portal to find out. Reach out to your donors and ask them to get their donations matched too!

    Do you still have donations to turn in? Please mail any remaining donations to the Wisconsin Chapter Office. 

    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

    17100 W. Bluemound Road Suite 101

    Brookfield, WI, 53005

     

    You can continue fundraising through year's end and all fundraising until then will count towards our goal. 

    If you are a Hope Giver (raised mroe than $1,000 individually), you will receive an email explaining how to claim your post walk incentives shortly. 

    Click Here to like us on Facebook where you can get the latest updates and see all our pictures from walk day! 

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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  • Sponsors
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors

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    GI Associates

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    Your fundraising propels critical research toward cures and supports patient program for the 1.6 million Americans - that's 1 in 200 people - living with crohn's disease and ulcerative colitiss. Cures are within sight.

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  • Local Hero
  • Introducing 2017 Honored Heroes:

    Honored Hero Bill Schroeder

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     Honored Chair Dr. Eric Johnson  

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    Read Bill's Story: 

    My name is Bill Schroeder and I am 25 years old. I currently work for Mueller Local in Marshfield as an Advertising Specialist. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in Marketing. My wife, Claire, my son Carter, and myself live in Marshfield and recently just bought our first home. We enjoy sports, running, and pretty much anything outside. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was a senior in high school. It happened out of the blue and my world has changed ever since. While I was originally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I was re-diagnosed with Crohn's diease during my freshment year of college. During that time my Crohn's was very active and my life was turned upside down. I went from being 230 pounds to 157 lbs in the course of two months. I've been lucky enough to avoid being that sick again however it gave me a new understanding of the impact Crohn's can have on my life. 

    While Crohn's is obviously a terrible disease there have been some great things that have come from it. The biggest thing is if it weren't for Crohn's disease I never would have met my wife. Being in the hospital and missing school for almost two months, my grades were not pretty. Because of this, I transfered to University Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County where I spent two years getting my Associates Degree and raising my grades. This is where I met my wife and most of my best friends. Crohn's has also been the subject of many stories that have gotten a lot of laughs. Most of my family knows that I always carry a 5 gallon pail, garbage bags, and toilet paper in case a gas station or bathroom isn't near. Last year for Christmas my aunt got me Doggie Bags just in case I wasn't near my pail! Crohn's disease has allowed me to have a sense of humor and never take anything to seriously. 

    I look forward to the day when I never have to worry about Crohn's or colitis again, but every second and every dollar spent towards finding a cure is a second and dollar well spent. I know the impact this disease can have on someone's life and I know how difficult life can be, so if anyone needs someone to talk to feel free to come up to me on Walk Day! I'm thankful for this opportunity to be the Wausau Honored Hero, and if anyone needs someone to talk to I'd be glad to listen. 

    Read Dr. Johnson's story:

    "When I was growing up, my dad had a significant case of Crohn's disease. It was hard to watch someone you idolize suffer like he did. It was one of the reasons I went into gastroenterology," says Dr. Johnson. 

    Today, the outlook of those diagnoses with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis is much better. "Much better than even ten years ago," says Dr. Johnson. "We're getting closer to a cure, but we still have a ways to go."

    It's Dr. Johnson's fourth year of being involved in the walk. 

    The walk is a celebration of those fighting these diseases as well as an opportunity to educate people about Crohn's and colitis. 

    "It's a great event," says Dr. Johnson. "It raises money and awareness for Crohn's and colitis...This year's event will be successful if we reach even more people, raise more money for a cure, and show everyone living with Crohn's and colitis that there is support for them." 

  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer

    Thousands of volunteers have helped the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) work toward our mission to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to provide a high level of support, education, research, and resources to our IBD community.

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  • Top Fundraisers
  • Top Fundraisers

    Take Steps may be over but we can't stop until there are cures!

    MVP Teams: 

    Deuce's - $3,092.10

    Intestinal Fortitude -$2,230.00

    Thank you to our MVP teams, you are helping find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis!

  • Fundraising Clubs
  • Fundraising Clubs

    Congrats to our 2017 Wausau Take Steps Top Fundraising Club Members!

    Our Hope Givers raised $1,000 or more as individuals!

    2017 Wausau Hope Givers

    Megan Stankowski-$3,092.10

    Teresa Wolff-$1,100.00

     

    Thank you to our Hope Givers for leading the way to cures!

    Thank you for joining our 2017 Take Steps Wausau Walk!

    Thanks to you, the Wausau Take Steps walk was a huge success! Because of your dedication and hard work, we will continue to support ground-breaking IBD research and patient programs. We hope you are feeling empowered for having made a difference, inspired about the future, and connected to those you met at the event. 

    If you donated, volunteereed, fundraised, or all of the above, we truly appreciate your support!

    Take Steps Wausau Infographic.jpg

     

    On Saturday October 7th, Take Steps Wausau was attended by more than 50 walkers despite the rain, and we have met our goal by raising $28,000! 


    Is your donation eligible to be matched by your company? Visit our Matching Gifts Portal to find out. Reach out to your donors and ask them to get their donations matched too!

    Do you still have donations to turn in? Please mail any remaining donations to the Wisconsin Chapter Office. 

    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

    17100 W. Bluemound Road Suite 101

    Brookfield, WI, 53005

     

    You can continue fundraising through year's end and all fundraising until then will count towards our goal. 

    If you are a Hope Giver (raised mroe than $1,000 individually), you will receive an email explaining how to claim your post walk incentives shortly. 

    Click Here to like us on Facebook where you can get the latest updates and see all our pictures from walk day! 

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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    Thank you to our National Platinum Sponsor:

    Thank you to our local sponsors