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'Take Steps' walk in June to find cures for digestive diseases

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Courtesy: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Courtesy: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison's annual "Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis" walk is coming up in June and you could help find cures for digestive diseases.

The event is June 11 at McKee Farms Park. The festivities kick off at 1:00 and the walk starts at 3:00 p.m. This event is held across the nation and there is no fee to register. Many people register in teams. The day is filled with live music, food, kids' activities and educational materials.

This year's honored hero for the Madison event is 17-year-old Genee Severson of Evansville. She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2013. Severson says because she lives in a small community, all her teachers and coaches are very understanding of her condition and realize she might be absent more often than other students. She's been in and out of the hospital and had a lot of procedures, but is doing her best to stay healthy and be an active teenager.

Click here to learn more or register for the walk.

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