More Walk Details

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We’re so excited to be able to come back together in person this year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Thank you for deciding to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. As a Take Steps supporter, you recognize that no one should have to deal with the fear, uncertainty, and pain of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We believe that when we band together in the fight against IBD, we can have a lasting effect on the lives of every person diagnosed today and in the future.

Take Steps is a special day for patients, caregivers and supporters. Along with raising crucial funds to combat IBD and improve patients’ quality of life, Take Steps is an event focused on community. Whether you were recently diagnosed or have been living with IBD for decades; whether you are a caregiver or a friend; whether this is your first year walking or year 13, YOU are a member of the Take Steps family.

Our walk will have plenty of entertainment and fun for all ages! As we confirm details of event day, we will update you here. 

Local Walk Details



North Shore Riverfront Park

There will be free parking available for guests in Gold Lot 1A (right across the street from Heinz Field)
Please notify a volunteer onsite if you have any questions.

Upon arriving at the walk site, there will be signage and volunteers to direct you to registration this is where you will check-in/register for the walk. If you have any offline donation checks/cash you can turn in donations at this tent. Our volunteers in this tent will direct you to the incentive tent where our volunteers will give out all t-shirt/incentives that walkers have qualified for.

Take Steps T-Shirts &Fundraising Incentives

Fundraising Incentives

Self-Donation: Make a self-donation of $75+ and earn a hat OR visor. Self-donation items can be picked up on Walk Day.


Pacesetters: Our Pacesetters are individuals raising $100+. They will receive a t-shirt and pennant.


The Take Steps Walk will take place rain or shine (let’s hope for shine!). The day might have a light sprinkle, please be prepared with an umbrella (just in case).

Our festival will begin at 1:00PM and will include:

Music provided by Loyalty Entertainment!
Emcee & CoHost
Kids Tent
- Lowes build & grow kits 
- special give aways 

Education, Support & Advocacy Tent
- Chapter Table 
- Annual Take Steps Activity 
- Ask an Expert Table: UPMC, AHN, & UMPC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 

Wellness Village
Sponsor Row
- Abbvie
- UPMC Health Plan, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, & Chartwell 
- Giant Eagle 
- Takeda

Team Photos-Sponsored by Totum Realty Advisors
We will have a photographer onsite taking team photos near the stage.

There will be restrooms on site located near the festival area.


Contacts- If you have any questions or need assistance:

Caitlynn O’Halloran – Director, Fundraising Campaign –
In the meantime, below are some tips to help jump start your fundraising!

1. Log into ‘My Fundraising Center’ located in the top right-hand corner of this website. You’ll need to login first and the Fundraising Center will be under the section that says “Hi, NAME”. You can also log in and gain access to fundraising tools by downloading our app in the App Store or Google Play store.

2. Personalize your Take Steps fundraising page in ‘My Fundraising Center’. Upload photos, and share why you walk.

3. Start a Facebook Fundraiser in ‘My Fundraising Center’ or from the app. Donations collected through your Facebook Fundraiser will automatically be reflected on your Take Steps fundraising page.

4. Ask your network of friends and family to support you by matching your donation or joining your team and fundraising alongside you. Email templates can be found in ‘My Fundraising Center.’


Thank you to our National Gold Sponsor:

Thank you to our National Silver Sponsors

takeda 2021

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Thank you to our local sponsors