Registration: 10:00 AMWarm Up: 10:45 AMStart: 11:00 AMWalk Distance: 2K
ABOUT GUTSY WALKCures 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:
1-888-884-2232LOCAL HONORARY CHAIR
Ava, 2018 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair
Hello, My name is Ava and I am 10 years old but will be 11 by the time of the 2018 Gutsy Walk. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in January 2017, just months before my 10th birthday. Before I was diagnosed, I had not heard of Crohn’s or colitis disease, and this made it very scary for me once I heard what I had. However, I am very thankful for my quick diagnosis. I am also thankful for the science and research that allowed my doctors to find a treatment that worked for me so fast.
At the time I was diagnosed, I was participating in many activities, and I was afraid that I would not be able to continue these activities because I was feeling so sick. My main passion was and still is figure skating. I had to take nearly 3 months off of the ice, but thankfully with the help of my treatments and the team at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, I was able to get back on the ice.
It has been a hard journey, with many ups and downs, but I am very thankful for how quickly my doctors have gotten me back to feeling like myself. This year I have gotten the chance to meet many others with my disease, and I have made many new friends. Unfortunately, some of them have not been as lucky as I have, and have not recovered as quickly or have had setbacks. I want to raise money doing these walks so that we can hopefully find a cure for all of us with Crohn’s and colitis and those who may be diagnosed with these diseases in the future. I would like to have a world where none of us have to go through what myself, and many more have already gone through.