Taking Steps To Find A Cure! - Legacy Advisors

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), founded in 1967, is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. They fund studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. They also provide educational workshops, programs, and have their own scientific journal. There are over 1.6 million Americans with Crohn’s disease and colitis. An estimated 10% are children under the age of 18. Usually, when children are diagnosed, it is often a more extensive and severe course for them vs. being diagnosed as an adult. The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter serves the pediatric patients through various resources such as support groups, events, educational events, and their annual Philadelphia Take Steps Walk. The walk is their signature fundraising event and the largest attended walk in the country, with over 1900 participants. The Legacy Foundation was able to provide a grant to the Philadelphia Take Steps Walk, specifically for the “kids corral”, an area dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and the children who attend the walk. The kids’ corral featured music, performances, activities, and opportunities for the children and their families to have some fun and a great time! Another fantastic benefit of the kids’ corral is connecting children with other children experiencing similar journeys. The Legacy Foundation was happy to support these very special children and their families! For more information, and how you may be able to help, please visit their website at www.ccfa.org.