We are excited to announce that we will once again Take Steps for cures of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis! This year we have set an aggressive but incredible goal to raise $30,000 to help support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Our fundraising will help support critical research and patient programs for the 1.6 million American adult and children patients living with these diseases.
Our CEO and Founder, Dr. Matt Leavitt, connected with CCFA to help support a loved one living with this disease and then encouraged our local offices to give back to their own communities. Our staff at locations across the country will partner with local CCFA chapters to fundraise through the Take Steps walk program.
We invite you, our clients and partners, to join us in helping support these patients!
Take Steps is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. The walks offer an incredible day for family, friends, and the community to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication to finding cures. This community is an incredible group of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that EMPOWER and INSPIRE each other and we are thrilled to say we are a part of it.
There are more than 120 walks taking place across the country. To join us or start a team of your own, contact the office administrator of your local Advanced Dermatology office or visit www.cctakesteps.org/AdvancedDermatology
What are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; children under the age of 18 are one of the fastest growing patient populations. For more information, visit www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis