The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada is searching for the nation’s Gutsiest Canadians.
Canada has among the highest rates of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world. There are more than 200,000 Canadians personally affected by Crohn’s and colitis and a much larger network of caregivers, friends, family and members of the medical community whose lives are dedicated to these diseases and who deserve to be recognized.
Seven Canadians will be honoured in November as the foundation celebrates Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two similar, yet distinct conditions which directly affect the digestive system and cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed easily.
There is no cure, no known cause and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering which patients courageously cope with every day of their lives.
The public can nominate someone who faces inflammatory bowel disease and is making a difference in their community or in the lives of others, or someone who deserves recognition for their support of an individual with IBD.
Nomination forms are online at www.getgutsymonth.com.
The deadline for entries is Oct. 1.