Help me reach my goal!
On April 30th, our family will be participating in the 2022 Atlanta Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. If you are receiving this letter you are family or a very good friend and you already are aware that I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease back in 1978 and that Jake was diagnosed in Jan 2015. When Jake was diagnosed it was very difficult for me to accept, which is why our family got involved with the Atlanta Take Steps Walk. This will be my seventh year as Team Captain, fifth year as a member on the Take Steps Executive Committee, and Jakes sixth year (last few years have been virtual) attending Camp Oasis, which is a camp strictly for kids with Crohn’s or Colitis. As you can probably tell, our family has a passion to help find a cure and eliminate this disease once and for all.
Each of the last six years my family has sent hundreds of letters and e-mails requesting donations to help raise funds for this great cause and each year we are surprised with the generosity of all our friends and family. My personal fundraising goal for this year’s walk is $2,500 and I need your help to reach this goal. My Wife and both kids will also be participating. As a family we hope to raise over $5,000. Because of you, if we can hit the $5,000 mark this year, it will bring our cumulative total to nearly $27,000 over those seven years.
Take Steps is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) national walk. It is a casual 1-2 mile stroll to raise money for crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 3.1 million American adults and children are affected by these digestive diseases. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps brings this community together in a fun, energetic and supportive atmosphere.
I hope you will consider supporting my efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the CCFA. In addition to donating, you can join my Family & I at the event. There will be food, music and family activities. The more money we raise, the closer we will be to making life more manageable for patients who live with these diseases every day.
With your help, we will fund important research, patient education and support for millions of Americans. I thank you in advance for your support!
Thanks so much!