Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis - Fort Wayne

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Location: Indian Trails Park Pavillion

Phone: 317-259-8071

Email: indiana@ccfa.org

Link: http://www.cctakesteps.org/fortwayne

Event Description

February 27, 2015 Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:17 PM EDT

Join us on Saturday, May 16 at Indian Trails Park in Fort Wayne! The Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will be hosting its annual Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis walk and celebration to raise critical funds for research and patient support programs. Take Steps is the national organization’s primary tool for spreading awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

IBD affects more than 30,000 Hoosiers, or 1 in 200 people, many of whom live in extreme pain and silence. Due to the nature of these diseases and the symptoms that accompany them, IBD is often not discussed and leaves patients feeling isolated. CCFA is working to change this! With events like Take Steps, the Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is working to educate Indiana and provide resources to all IBD patients, their families and caretakers.

Take Steps will begin at 4pm with festivities including games and activities for the kids, food, music and more. At 5pm we will kick off the 2 mile walk through the park with patient stories, information about CCFA, and the great work happening in Indiana. Following the walk, the activities will continue as we celebrate the successes of our incredible participants.

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