Jacksonville ‘Take Steps’ walk for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation April 22


The Jacksonville Take Steps walk to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will be held Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.

The daylong event is part of a nationwide series of walks to support the 1.6 million Americans who have inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to the fundraising walk, the event will feature a kids’ zone with clowns, coloring contests and other activities. Entertainment and IBD-friendly food items will also be available at the walk, which will be followed by a nearby after party.

Jacksonville Take Steps is presented by the Borland Groover Clinic in cooperation with North Florida Sales, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Baptist Health Systems and Smart Pharmacy. According to nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator, 83 cents of every dollar raised through the Take Steps walks and other fundraisers goes toward research, public and professional education and patient support services in communities across the nation. Corporate sponsorship range from $250 to $5000 and are still available.

There is no registration fee to participate in the Take Steps walk. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and refreshments, with the walk set to step off at 11 a.m. To register, visit www.cctakesteps.org/jacksonville2017.