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2nd Annual Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk
06/04/2009 - By South Street Seaport

2nd Annual Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk

The Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) hosted it's second Annual Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the South Street Seaport.

Nearly 1500 walkers joined together and raised $200k toward our mission, to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Founded in 1967, CCFA is the leader in the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). By funding the very best in IBD research, CCFA has played a role in every major breakthrough in this field, including the study that identified the first gene specific to Crohn's disease, known as NOD2, and the initial research that led to Infliximab, also known as Remicade(r). For more information, please visit www.ccfa.org or www.cctakesteps.org/nyc

Photos: Cel Garay of Xcelphoto


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