Crohn’s walk is in Downtown this Saturday afternoon | Events
CINCINNATI (FOX19) – The Southwest Ohio chapter of CCFA will be holding its annual Cincinnati Take Steps, Be Heard walk this Saturday, June 9th, at Sawyer Point. The event will begin with a festival at 4:30pm, followed by the walk at 6pm.
In just five years, Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, the nation’s largest walk program dedicated to raising funds and awareness for digestive diseases, has reached all fifty U.S. states, raising essential funds and awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis -- two chronic, painful digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 American adults and children.
There is no cost to attend the walk, however, CCFA requires a minimum of $25 raised or donated to gain access to the festival, which includes food, games, and entertainment.
“We are so proud of the progress our Take Steps program has made over the past five years,” said Richard Geswell, President of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “It’s the Foundation’s largest fundraising program and is fueling critical research that is getting us closer and closer to cures.” Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive track, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however the incidence is increasing in young people.
Take Steps Walks have raised over $30 million for research and patient support services.
Walkers can register today at www.cctakesteps.org/cincinnati.
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