I am SO SO SO excited to share with you guys a little recap of the Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk 2017. This is an event and a cause that is near and dear to my heart since there are so many people close to me (myself included!) struggling with IBD. This event was a great opportunity to raise awareness about IBD. This is so often an invisible illness that people definitely do not want to talk about, besides me of course who is just all out there about just about everything. People also think that having IBD is the same as having IBS and an upset stomach sometimes. THIS IS SO NOT TRUE. IBD effects you whole freaking body! It effects your mind! It isn't just a little tummy ache. Of course, if you are reading this blog you probably know that so I digress.
I had never been to the walk before but everyone at my local Crohn's and Colitis Foundation was really talking up how great this year was going to be. I was not disappointed! There were great sponsors that had tents at the event, from Hopkins to Cimzia, a stand giving out yummy dog treats they had it covered. There was a separate area for kids to hang out and Star Wars characters walking around. It was so cool to see the amount of people who came out to support the cause and why wouldn't you come out?! It was a phenomenal family event.
Lucky for me, I had so much support around Team Crohnically Blonde. My mom and I raised over $850 for the cause and we had our closest people in our support systems come out to walk with us. It was a fantastic day that I was so happy to spend with these people and we even walked down to Bond Street Social for a tummy friendly brunch afterwards. Fun Fact: This is the restaurant where Matt and I went on our first date (and I projectile vomited LOL good times). If you want more details about that.... click here.
I think this year was great and sort of a test run for what I want to do next year. I hope that each year I can get more and more people involved and eventually even get to the point of having our own team tent. What whhhattttt.
I also HAVE to give a shoutout to Crabby Chic (my friend and coworker's company) for making my shirt which I literally could not be more in love with. It is so on brand I just about lost my mind when she showed it to me. Check out Crabby Chic, here!
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