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Take Steps

Take Steps Toward Cures For IBD


Join us for Take Steps, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s largest, most impactful fundraising event. With events happening across the country, the Take Steps walk experience honors the unique journeys of those living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)—and those closest to them. Register today to support the IBD community, fund vital research, advocacy, as well as patient and caregiver education, resources, and support. Together, we have one destination in mind: Mt. Remission and finding IBD cures.


Honored Heroes

These Honored Heroes have shared their stories to let other patients know they are not alone on their journeys — because no one should face the challenges and uncertainty of IBD in isolation.

Emily Oak

Emily Oak

“I joined Take Steps and made my team “Emily’s Got Guts” to help spread awareness! I have been able to meet such an amazing IBD community through Take Steps!”

Margarita and Zen Wadher

Margarita and Zen Wadher

“I wanted to create a safe place for parents to turn to no matter where they are on the IBD journey — and know they are not alone.”

James Lo

James Lo

“Scientists say a cure is within our lifetime so, like me, KEEP FIGHTING!”

Dr. Ross Maltz

Dr. Ross Maltz

“Having the perspective of being a patient allows me to relate to my patients and be even more understanding and empathetic as I treat them.”

Where Your Dollars Go

Invested over



in ground-breaking research in the last two years alone

Made over


patient and professional connections through our education, support, and advocacy programs

Shared more than



publicly accessible restrooms via our We Can’t Wait App

Shared over



recipes through our new online recipe finder, Gut Friendly Recipes

Take steps today

Register For Take Steps

Find a Take Steps event in your community and register today.

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Thank you to our NATIONAL Sponsors!

National Gold Sponsor
Abbvie Logo

AbbVie continues to be a partner as a national sponsor in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk program to support the Foundation’s efforts to help IBD patients. Over the last eight years, AbbVie has provided generous support of Take Steps, supporting events cross the country. AbbVie is committed to advancing innovation in inflammatory bowel disease to support patients and caregivers.

National Silver Sponsor
Takeda Logo

Takeda has a long history of commitment as a national sponsor of the walk program. Takeda is a patient-focused, value-based R&D driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide.


Crohn's and Colitis Foundation App

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Raise more money and awareness right from the palm of your hand. Email your contacts for support directly from your phone, check fundraising progress, connect to social media, view event details, and more! Reaching your fundraising goal is easy and convenient when you have the app.