Take Steps

Take Steps walk participants


Take Steps is more than just a walk. It is a community that brings together patients, caregivers, and friends in a celebration that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired. When you fundraise through Take Steps, you are directly impacting treatment, research, and quality of life programs for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


Find a Take Steps walk near you!


Take Steps is our largest fundraising event. To date, Take Steps has brought together 360,000 people and raised almost $100 million to impact vital treatment, research, and quality of life programs for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


In 2020, most of our walks went virtual due to COVID-19. We're currently planning our 2021 dates and locations, and registration for 2021 will open on November 18. Join us as a walker, team member, or supporter for a virtual event filled with inspiring patient stories, supporter recognition, entertainment, and more.

Get Involved!

There are many ways to support Take Steps. We are grateful for your support in whatever role you choose.

  • Form a team with your friends and family
    Inspire each other as you work as a team to cross the finish line.
  • Start a corporate team
    You can support your employees and their family members who may live with IBD. Plus, it’s a fun way to engage with your community.
  • Secure a sponsorship
    We offer multiple sponsorship levels at all of our Take Steps events that can be tailored to the goals of your organization. Thank you for your company's support of our IBD community.
  • Donate
    You don’t have to walk to be part of the Take Steps family. Make an online donation to support Take Steps participants in your community.
  • Volunteer
    Take Steps would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. You can volunteer at your local chapter office or at a Take Steps event.


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