Gutsy Walk 2019 - Gutsy Walk 2019

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Date:
Registration: 10:00 AM
Warm Up: 10:45 AM
Start: 11:00 AM
Walk Distance: 2K

This location will have a Camp Got2Go Kids Zone which will feature Camp Got2Go-inspired activities. It’s a chance to meet other kids taking on Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and get a taste of Camp Got2Go, an overnight camp for youth living with inflammatory bowel disease.

Important Message:
Smoke from wildfires in Northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility over much of the province. We encourage you to check the Government of Canada’s air quality index and associated health message to determine whether or not you are able to participate in the Gutsy Walk. Gutsy Walk is still scheduled to take place on Sunday, please check this page for any further updates.

ABOUT GUTSY WALK

Cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are steps away.

Join us on Sunday, June 2 at our 24th annual Gutsy Walk to walk, jog or run with us towards a future free from Crohn’s and colitis.

Registered Gutsy Walk participants will have the opportunity to:

• Receive a Gutsy Walk T-shirt by raising $100 or more
• Join our Top Pledge Earner Club by raising $1,000 or more

Have questions? For more information, please contact us:
gutsywalk_AB_South@crohnsandcolitis.ca
1-888-884-2232

LOCAL HONORARY CHAIR

Barb Harbers, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair



My name is Barb Harbers and I have been selected as the Honorary Chairperson of the Lethbridge Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis for 2019.

To be clear, I do not have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. I am a registered nurse who for the past two years, has been blessed with the opportunity of working exclusively with these patients. It is a real honour to be asked to represent you all as the Honorary Chairperson.

I have worked as a Registered Nurse for the past 31 years here in the province of Alberta and have held many roles including staff nurse in several ICU and Emergency departments; rural staff nurse covering all aspects of nursing in that hospital; clinical educator for nursing students here in Lethbridge; flight nurse with STARS air ambulance; endoscopy nurse which then led to my current role as IBD Nurse Navigator for the Chinook Regional Hospital.

I can honestly say that all my previous experience has come to be invaluable in dealing with patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. My role includes initial consultation and physical assessment; ongoing follow up with patients either in person, on the phone or by email; patient education regarding their disease and treatment and staff education with regards to this incredibly complex disease process.

I don’t think I have been challenged in quite this diverse a way in my entire career and I wouldn’t exchange it for anything. These people and their families are amazing in their resilience, strength and knowledge, they are the real superstars. I am simply humbled by their acceptance of me as one of their own and hope that I can continue to represent them on multiple stages through my role.