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

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

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.