The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Florida Chapter has announced that Joel and Irene Levine, and Joel’s firm Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil P.A., have signed on as presenting sponsor for CCFA’s upcoming Take Steps Walk in West Palm Beach on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.
The event, in its third year, serves as a major fundraiser for the organization and provides a platform to create awareness for the debilitating diseases that affect more than 1.4 million Americans, including 94,000 Floridians.
The Levines selected CCFA for their charitable involvement when Rebecca, the daughter of Joel and Irene Levine, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005.
“As we learned more about the diagnosis, and that there was no cure, we knew that we wanted to do more than just sit back and accept what doctors and specialists were telling us,” Irene said. “We wanted to learn more about the disease, we wanted to help others also living with this disease, and we wanted to do all that we could to work towards finding a cure.”
The West Palm Beach walk is part of more than 100 Take Steps walks across the country to support those affected by digestive diseases. Supporters are encouraged to create a team and help change the lives of the thousands of people affected locally.
There is no registration fee to participate, but all fundraising participants are encouraged to make a donation to receive an event wristband entitling them to food and beverages. Those who raise $100 will receive a Take Steps T-shirt. All registrants raising a minimum of $500 are eligible to win a $500 Target shopping spree.
ABOVE: The Levine team before last year’s walk.