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Take Steps walk helping Crohn's and Colitis sufferers

MADISON (WKOW) -- There are thousands of people living with digestive diseases in Wisconsin, but many times those people feel alone. They may be embarrassed, or afraid to talk about their condition.

An event in Madison this weekend, aims to change that. Laura Bolger with the local Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and Morgan Flier stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the Take Steps Walk. It's designed to raise funds for research and treatment, but also to give those with Crohn's and Colitis a fun place to interact and share stories.

Bolger says that support and sense of unity can be vital for those who may feel isolated by their disease.

Flier is the "honored hero" for the walk this year. The young girl had surgery for the condition last year and says it can interfere with daily life, but things like the Take Steps walk help.  She has raised more than $5,000 for the cause.  You can learn more about her efforts here on her personal page.

The walk and festival is set for June, 8 at Warner Park. Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. The walk kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

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