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Take Steps Community Walk to raise awareness, funds for 'Silent Diseases'
Published on Wed, Apr 2, 2014 (11:35 a.m.)Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk raises funds to cure “silent diseases”
May 31 event at Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge
Take a walk to help those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – often called the “silent diseases” by leading medical professionals because many who suffer from them are embarrassed to talk about their condition.
The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis community walk will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at Exploration Park, located at 9275 South Buffalo Drive in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community. The event is the major fundraiser for the nonprofit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) – Las Vegas Chapter.
The walk and companion activities include live music, food, kids entertainment, vendor booths, educational materials and more. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk at 9 a.m.
The event is open to the public and free to attend. While no registration fee is required, a $25 per person donation is encouraged. Registered team members and attendees who donate will receive a wrist band for free food and other refreshments.
To register prior to the event, organize a team or get involved, please visit: www.cctakesteps.org/lasvegas.
CCFA raises essential funds and awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which affect 1 in 200 American adults and children. Today, both CCFA and the National Institutes of Health have developed 80 new therapies and are actively trying to find a cure.
About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research, providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public, and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information, visit www.ccfa.org, call 888-694-8872, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccfafb and www.facebook.com/ccfatakesteps, or follow CCFA and Take Steps on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ccfa and www.twitter.com/takesteps.