Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Take Steps Santa Barbara

For the past year, a handful of us took on the inaugral Take Steps Santa Barbara Walk and we met weekly and worked hard trying to get our Walk to be a success, despite not enough PR help from our town....but we held hands with Jo Bender, the Walk Manager based at the Crohns and Colitis headquarters in Los Angeles, and made this important awareness project

become a reality on June 6, 2010.

Making noise , raising awareness and raising funds to find a cure is what the purpose of this walk is and through networking with our tiny committee, we managed to bring 175 people to support our cause.

We had Owen Plant of the Sunshine Brothers play his beautiful tunes for us and he alternated with Rebecca Chapman, who is an amazing 2o year old living with Crohn's Disease, and daughter of one of our commitee members.

My Mom who has Crohn's was relaxing with her Celtics green headband and
enjoying the celebration with her granddaughter (and my daughter) who came to Santa Barbara from UCLA to join us...

Our Marylan and Ethan team for the First Take Steps Walk !
Next year we will double our numbers! Will you join us?!

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