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Join us on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Indian Trails Park, Aboite Center Road in Fort Wayne! The Indiana Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) will be hosting its annual Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk and celebration to raise critical funds for research and support programs.

CCFA is excited to announce our Presenting Sponsor, Brigadoon Fitness, as their generous support helps to bring us closer to finding cures. Kevin Feldman, VP of Sales & Marketing for Brigadoon Fitness, stated, "As a parent of a child with Crohn's disease, I've experienced the impact these chronic illnesses have in the lives of those who suffer and their families. I am proud of our company's ongoing support of organizations like CCFA that offer education, resources and hope to other families battling Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis."

Take Steps is the 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 activities for the kids, food, 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.

Take Steps Fort Wayne is presented by Brigadoon Fitness and nationally sponsored by AbbVie.

To register or learn more visit www.cctakesteps.org/fortwayne   or call 317.259.8071.

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