Crohn’s, Colitis Day to be held Aug. 27

This year’s Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis walk will be held Oct. 8 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Register online at


This year’s Honored Hero will be Chloe Donaldson, an ulcerative colitis patient from Buffalo Mills.

In preparation for the event, the Altoona Curve will host Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Day at the Curve at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s largest annual event dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases.

Take Steps walks take place in more than 120 communities nationwide and offer a day for family, friends and the community to celebrate the dedication and hard work by the IBD community in raising funds.

In 2015, more than 40,000 people walked for cures while raising more than $10 million toward mission-critical research and patient support programs.

Walk day activities include a kids craft center, IBD-friendly snacks, mission-focused activities, a CCFA merchandise store and an awards ceremony.

This year’s corporate sponsor is Blair Gastroenterology & Associates.

Supporting sponsors are AbbVie and Keller Engineers.

For more information, contact Chris Joyce, regional education and support manager, for more information. cjoyce@ccfa or 412-823-8272.