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US Art Teacher Emily Capkanis Raising Awareness for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Emily Capkanis is serving as the 2024 Adult Honored Hero at Take Steps NYC on June 13. Take Steps is an annual walk hosted by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation that brings communities together, letting patients living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis know that they’re not alone. 

Emily, a Calhoun alum, teaches art in the Upper School. She also lives with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition for which there is no cure. Emily serves on The Executive Board, Young Professionals Committee, and is an active volunteer with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for IBD.

You can help by making a personal donation (100% tax deductible), becoming a sponsor, or joining the team! If you or someone you know is newly diagnosed, you can direct them to the Foundation’s website for critical resources and support or feel free to reach out to Emily.


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