Add to calendar 06/10/2021 06/10/2021 America/New_York Fairfield/Westchester Take Steps Walk Location Crohn's & Colitis lcoughlan@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Location
Take Steps Facebook
Purchase
NY, 10577
Schedule
6:45 PM Check-in
7:00 PM Start
Staff Contact
Linda Coughlan
(646) 354-0906

Fairfield/Westchester Take Steps

Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.

 

 

$56,714.09raised

$120,000.00goal

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    Join The Community

    By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to help the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.

    Learn more about the Take Steps experience

  • Corporate Support
  • Corporate Partners

    Our corporate partners have committed their time and money to support our mission to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. We want to extend a special thank you to those businesses and organizations who sponsor our event through monetary and in-kind donations, who provide volunteer support before, during, and after the event, and who offer matching campaigns to double or even triple the impact.

    See our partners and learn how to get involved.

  • Honorees
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    We are pleased to introduce you to Ella Shamash, our chapter’s honored hero!

    Ella is 13 years old and currently in 8th grade. When she was nine years old, she started feeling sick. She was nauseous all the time, had trouble eating without pain and was so tired she could barely get through the school day. By the time summer arrived, she could barely walk down the street without feeling ill. Her family didn’t know how serious it was until she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease right after her 10th birthday. By then, she had stopped growing, was severely underweight and in constant abdominal pain. The recovery process was very difficult for her, especially in the beginning. The first rounds of medication were not successful and she couldn’t tolerate them. Luckily, after a few long months, in August of 2017, she began receiving IV infusions of Remicade at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. It was not an immediate relief but by the end of the first year of treatment, Ella was able to resume her typical level of activity.  Thankfully, she is now in remission and feeling well. She receives IV infusions every six weeks, along with other oral other medications.  Ella has deeply connected with youth her age through the amazing opportunity for the past 3 summers, including virtual camp this year, of attending Camp Oasis. It has truly changed the way Ella thinks about the disease and helped her to find others kids her age who are going through similar challenges. The Shamash Family has participated in the Fair/West Take Steps program since 2018. Supporting the Foundation and building awareness are important to them because they would like to find a cure for their daughter and all the others that suffer. Ella is very grateful to be the honored hero this year!

  • Events
  • Engagement Events

    Take Steps offers opportunities outside of just walk day to engage with your local IBD community. Whether virtually or in person, we host events to engage our community all year long.

    Learn more about Engagement Events

  • 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.

    Sign up to Volunteer

  • Top Fundraising Club
  • Top Fundraising Club

    You make a difference with every dollar you raise, and the more you raise, the greater the impact. As a member of the Take Steps Top Fundraising Club, you will be recognized by the IBD community as someone who is willing to go the distance to see advancements in important research. How big will your impact be?

    Learn more about our fundraising levels and incentive items

    Join The Community

    By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to help the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.

    Learn more about the Take Steps experience

    Thank you to our National Sponsors:

    Thank you to our local sponsors

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