Alexis Hoey of Milford is serving as the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) Honored Hero for the upcoming Connecticut Take Steps Walk.

Alexis is a 13-year-old ulcerative colitis patient, diagnosed in January 2013. As Honored Hero, she will be leading the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases.

Her Take Steps team, Team WonderTwins, is striving to raise $2,000 to support CCFA's research and patient support programs.

Connecticut Take Steps Walk is Saturday, May 10 at Great River Park in East Hartford. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the walk kicks off at 10 a.m.