Salt Lake City

Join the Salt Lake City Take Steps Walk on September 26, 2020!

Add to calendar September 26, 2020 September 26, 2020 America/New_York Salt Lake City Take Steps Walk Location Crohn's & Colitis akerr@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Location
Sugar House Park
Salt Lake City
UT, 84106
Schedule
1:00 PM Check-in and Festival Start
4:00 PM Walk Start
Staff Contact
Allison Kerr
(646) 965-2237

Salt Lake City Take Steps

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

 

$13,520.35raised

$65,000.00goal

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BRENDA'S CROHNIES

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    Take Steps + Virtual

     

    June 20, 2020,

    10am MDT

    TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL, our national and even global! - Take Steps livestream event will take place on Saturday, June 20th beginning at 10:00AM MDT. Join us as our amazing IBD community comes together to celebrate and honor the 3.1 million reasons we all Take Steps.

    While we can never replicate the experience of an in-person walk, TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect with and hear from people we never would have had the chance to at our local events.

    Foundation updates from President & CEO Michael Osso Messages from Honored Heroes across 54 TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL walks Patient & Caregiver ceremonies for the entire country Research update from researchers YOU have helped fund Top Team recognition for 54 TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL walks Musical entertainment Photos and videos of you and your fellow Take Steps walkers as you all “walk your way”!

    Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home! by joining us on any of the below channels and tagging us in the photos and videos you share of how you’re participating. Make sure to tag #WhyITakeSteps to anything you post!

    Facebook @CrohnsColitisTakeSteps

    Instagram @CrohnsColitisFoundation (tagging only)

    YouTube

    TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL enables us to continue supporting our IBD community while providing a safe option for our patients and supporters to connect. We can’t wait for you to join us! Continue checking back here as we will add more information as it’s confirmed. Make sure to check your emails (and ensure Take Steps emails aren’t going to spam!) and follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information.

    Visit cctakesteps.org and search for your local virtual walk! If no local virtual walk is being held in your community, register at cctakesteps.org/virtual2020.

    Click to learn more about the Take Steps experience

  • Corporate Support
  • Community Partners

    Our community 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.

  • Honored Heroes
  • IBD Champion - Anna Rodriguez, Salt Lake City, UT

    Anna Rodriguez

     

    Hello friends! My name is Anna Rodriguez and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and our corgi, Walter. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 30 years old. The diagnosis came in April 2019, so I’m fairly new to the IBD community! My experience with GI patients prior to this revolved around me taking care of them as a nurse. After 12 years of nursing, it's safe to say I'm pretty comfortable taking care of other people, but reversing that role has taken some getting used to. That being said, with all the resources available and the groundbreaking research that is occurring, I truly believe there’s never been a better time to be an IBD patient!
     
    After two years of GI symptoms, 3 doctors, 2 EGDs, 2 colonoscopies, 1 pill camera, 1 CT scan, 1 gastric emptying study, 1 stool sample, and too many blood draws and diet modifications to count, I had my diagnosis! I remember feeling one thing: relief. A diagnosis meant we had an answer. It meant we could move forward to a treatment plan. Up that point, things had been a guessing game (not a fun game, when the wrong guess would lead to a flare of symptoms). I am fortunate to have an amazing IBD team and supportive loved ones to help me manage my new chronic illness (it still feels weird to say that).
     
    Having Crohn’s disease has made me a better nurse. I currently work as a nurse in Endoscopy where I’m able to relate to my patients on a deeper level. I’m able to educate and advocate differently because I know what’s it’s like to be on the other side of the scope. Granted, I was sedated when that scope when in, but I was very aware of the prep beforehand. Nothing makes you feel more like an adult than your first colonoscopy, am I right? I am in awe of the courage and grit of the IBD patients I’m privileged to work with, they give me hope in what could otherwise be a very overwhelming time.
     
    I want to acknowledge the obvious: 2020 has been rough. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single one of us. Many of us are immunocompromised. Many of us are isolated. Many of us were already struggling with our physical and mental health before the added stress of a pandemic came crashing down. I want you to know you aren’t alone. There are 3 million IBD brothers and sisters who get it. And we’ll get through this together.
     
    The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation continues to support us amidst the uncertainty. If you need help or have questions, reach out via phone, email, or live chat! They are working harder than ever to keep the IBD community informed and safe. New research specific to COVID-19 and autoimmune disease is actively going on and you can help by becoming an IBD partner in research, registering for the Salt Lake City Take Steps walk, or donating to our University of Utah Gastroenterology team. Stay safe out there. Thank you for all that you do!

     

  • 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.

    Learn More

  • 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 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?

    Click to learn more about our fundraising levels and incentive items

    Take Steps + Virtual

     

    June 20, 2020,

    10am MDT

    TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL, our national and even global! - Take Steps livestream event will take place on Saturday, June 20th beginning at 10:00AM MDT. Join us as our amazing IBD community comes together to celebrate and honor the 3.1 million reasons we all Take Steps.

    While we can never replicate the experience of an in-person walk, TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect with and hear from people we never would have had the chance to at our local events.

    Foundation updates from President & CEO Michael Osso Messages from Honored Heroes across 54 TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL walks Patient & Caregiver ceremonies for the entire country Research update from researchers YOU have helped fund Top Team recognition for 54 TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL walks Musical entertainment Photos and videos of you and your fellow Take Steps walkers as you all “walk your way”!

    Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home! by joining us on any of the below channels and tagging us in the photos and videos you share of how you’re participating. Make sure to tag #WhyITakeSteps to anything you post!

    Facebook @CrohnsColitisTakeSteps

    Instagram @CrohnsColitisFoundation (tagging only)

    YouTube

    TAKE STEPS + VIRTUAL enables us to continue supporting our IBD community while providing a safe option for our patients and supporters to connect. We can’t wait for you to join us! Continue checking back here as we will add more information as it’s confirmed. Make sure to check your emails (and ensure Take Steps emails aren’t going to spam!) and follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information.

    Visit cctakesteps.org and search for your local virtual walk! If no local virtual walk is being held in your community, register at cctakesteps.org/virtual2020.

    Click to learn more about the Take Steps experience

    Thank you to our local sponsors