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Take Steps

Take Steps Toward Cures For IBD


Join us for Take Steps as, together, we honor the journeys of those living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD). Every step we take and every dollar we raise, together, will create awareness, fund research, and take us one step closer to Mt. Remission.


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

Margarita and Zen

“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 Will 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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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation App

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