Registration: 8:30 AMWarm Up: 10:15 AMStart: 10:30 AMWalk Distance: 2.4K
Dogs are welcome on leash
On Sunday, June 2, 2019 share your GUTSY spirit and join us for a great day at Fleetwood Park. The Fraser Valley West Gutsy Walk includes lunch, face painting, selfie station, a Gutsy Market and other great family activities! Together, let’s show loved ones living with Crohn’s and colitis they are not alone.
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:
LOCAL HONORARY CHAIR
Clara, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair
My name is Clara Jacobs and I am 13 years old. I was diagnosed with Indeterminate Colitis at the age of six. Since then, I have been on many medications and seen multiple doctors. During my first four years battling IBD I was on a medication that many kids with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are on now. When I started taking this medication, I was one of the youngest kids in BC to be on it for Crohn’s or colitis. This treatment worked well for me but after 4 years I started to develop antibodies to the medication, which meant that my body was no longer accepting the medication. The doctors hoped that this could possibly lead to sustained remission on no further medications however after just a few months my symptoms had returned, but this time it was officially diagnosed as Crohn’s disease and it was the worst it had ever been. I tried other treatments but they didn’t work. Now I am on a clinical trial of a new medication. I am one of 4 kids in BC to be on this clinical trial. Since March, 2018, I have been going to Children’s Hospital every 8 weeks to get the medication injected into my thigh. This clinical trial has led to an amazing recovery for me, and my pain is no longer present.
Since the beginning of my Crohn’s disease journey, every year my family and I have participated in the Gutsy Walk. Since 2011, I have raised almost $50,000 in donations towards research to put a stop to Crohn’s and colitis. This will be my second time as the Honorary Chair for the Gutsy Walk. I hope that my story will be shared with many others in my community, and others going though the same thing as me. As part of my involvement with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada I have also had the honour of attending CampGot2Go for the last two years. Camp has been so fun and I have met so many lifelong friends that are going through very similar things as me. I wish everyone the best of luck this year in in their fundraising efforts. See you at the Gutsy Walk!