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Take Steps

WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Put on your walking shoes and take a stroll for a cause.

Courtesy of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Orange County has always provided its residents with a variety of ways to get involved with the community, and the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk on June 24 is a perfect example. The fundraiser will offer locals the chance to fight for a cause while raising awareness of digestive diseases impacting nearly 15,000 OC children and adults.

Held at Aldrich Park on the UC Irvine campus, registrants will participate in a two-mile walk while carrying banners, shaking maracas and/or cheering to help raise awareness in the community.

While there is no registration fee, participants who donate $25 will be given a wristband that will grant them access to free event features, including sponsor-provided food. Donating a gift of $100 will get you a Take Steps T-shirt. Additionally, the afternoon will be filled with music, kids activities and other local entertainment.

The event is being hosted by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Orange County chapter and is part of a bigger campaign consisting of nearly 140 walk sites across the nation. Money raised at the event will go toward research of the painful diseases affecting the digestive system. Over $30 million has already been collected from the CCFA’s past four walk campaigns.

Festival registration will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the walk at 5 p.m. For more information, visit cctakesteps.org/OrangeCounty.

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