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Walk for Chron's/Colitis

01/08/2019


Council: 680 - MILLINOCKET

Project Description:

On September 29th, 2018, the New England Chapter of Crohn’s/Colitis Foundation sponsored a “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis” walk at Husson University in Bangor Maine. This is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s largest fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the 1.6 million American adults and children affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—that’s one out of every 200 people! The funds raised through Take Steps help support patient programs, enhance professional education efforts, and propel critical research for cures. Since its inception, Take Steps has successfully connected more than 120,000 patients, families, and businesses in the community and raised more than $75,000,000 to support the Foundation. Since a member of Council 680 is a patient suffering from Crohn’s disease and had recently been hospitalized with a significant relapse of his condition, another member decided to take this walk in his honor and also dedicated to his own brother who also has the condition. A total of 450 dollars was raised by this Brother Knight for this event which successfully raised over 12,000 dollars in total donations.




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