Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's walk for a cure. In this video, participants talk about how these diseases have affected their lives, and why they're taking steps toward a future without them.
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Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC
Take Steps is the CCFA of America’s largest fundraising event. We raise funds and awareness while we come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken toward cures!
Raising awareness on Capitol Hill during IBD Day on the Hill.
Proudly rocking the orange and blue at a Take Steps walk!
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Hi, my name is Melody and I am a current first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease during my junior year of high school at the age of sixteen. I have gone through multiple medications including Remicade, Humira, and Azathioprine, all of which have caused an allergic response. Currently, I am managing my Crohn's with Budesonide steroids and a relatively healthy diet. I have yet to meet another student at any university with Crohn's or Colitis, so I would be grateful to get in touch with anyone who is interested in having an understanding friend!