Every Step Counts As WPB Take Steps Walk Celebrates 10 Years

This year marks a very special milestone for the local Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation chapter as they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Take Steps Walk in West Palm Beach.

This year’s walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 at CityPlace, with festivities beginning at 10 a.m. In addition to the walk, there will be live music, vendors and a complimentary breakfast.

Each year, the event highlights an Honored Hero to lead the walk and inspire others. This year’s Honored Hero is Rebecca Levine, who was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in 2005. Born and raised in West Palm Beach, and currently living in New York and working as the event director for the Altamarea Group, Levine wants to inspire others — especially children, teens and young adults — on how to manage IBD.

“My family and my father’s CPA firm employees and clients have been tremendous supporters of the foundation and the West Palm Beach walk,” Levine said. “As this year’s 2018 Honored Hero, I want to do whatever I can to raise awareness and research dollars to help eradicate this disease forever.”

Participants are encouraged to create teams or walk with a friend and enjoy numerous fundraising goal prizes. The Take Steps Walk is not only for those affected by a digestive disease, but also for family and friends to celebrate the efforts which have been put forth toward finding a cure. The event offers opportunities for both corporate sponsors and for volunteers to join the hundreds of participants in making a difference.

The annual Take Steps West Palm Beach is one of 124 Take Steps walks that take place across the country to support the more than 1.6 million Americans, and approximately 94,000 in Florida, who are affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Millions of dollars have been raised each year during the countrywide event and, for the friends and loved ones of those suffering, valuable information, workshops and support has been given thanks to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

The national platinum sponsor is AbbVie. The premier presenting partner is Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil PA. Local presenting sponsors include Digestive Care, Takeda, Gastro Health, Jupiter Medical Center and Sunny 107.9 FM.

All proceeds from the Take Steps Walk support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s mission of finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases.

Interested participants can register by calling (561) 218-2929 or visit www.cctakesteps.org/westpalm2018.