Good Deed # 68 of 150 – Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis
150 Good Deeds in 150 Days 2017.
Gutsy Walk for Chron’s and Colitis
JULY 10, 2017
1 in 150 Canadians are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis – children, parents, friends…loved ones. Canadians have more reasons to be concerned about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis than anyone else in the world, with nearly 250,000 Canadians living with these diseases. Even more alarming is the rate at which children are being diagnosed: Crohn’s disease has doubled in kids under 10 years old since 1995. Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation. By investing in research from bench to bedside, we will accelerate and maximize the impact we have on the lives of children living with Crohn’s and colitis. By providing patient programs, advocacy, and awareness, we will end the isolation so many people with Crohn’s and colitis face, and build a community of support for the future
This good deed was nominated by Alex Weber of our Kitchener branch. Alex knows a person who participated in this walk.
Weber Supply made a donation to a participant in the Gutsy Walk.