Take Steps is an evening walk to celebrate the steps being made towards a cure for irritable bowel diseases (IBD). Participants of all ages and athletic abilities are encouraged to walk in Minnesota and across the nation to make noise and help to be heard in this fight for a cure! As a signature event for the organization, each Take Steps walk throughout the country will have a similar look and feel and will have a fun family-oriented festival atmosphere for all to enjoy. Minnesota will host its Take Steps walk on May 17, 2009 at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington. We are looking to have around 1000 participants and raise $244,000.
Last year, our chapter raised nearly $200,000 from our two walks combined. With one walk this year, we are looking to meet and exceed that goal! We are also looking to grow our number of participants to 1000 this year, in order to raise more awareness in the community for IBD, and to provide support for all those community members who are affected by it.