Gutsy Walk 2019 - Gutsy Walk 2019

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Date:
Registration: 9:00 AM
Warm Up: 10:00 AM
Start: 10:15 AM
Walk Distance: 2.5K or 5K
Dogs are welcome on leash

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_BC@crohnsandcolitis.ca
1-800-513-8202

LOCAL HONORARY CHAIR

Keith Ferguson, 2018 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair




My name is Keith Ferguson, a 60-year-old Realtor® from Victoria, living with Indeterminate Colitis, a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It started after returning from a trip to China. After several weeks of what I thought was “travellers’” diarrhea, I made an appointment to see my doctor. Being healthy all my life, it was a shock to be diagnosed, at 57 years old, with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) – later diagnosed as Crohn’s and finally - Indeterminate Colitis (IC) after difficulty distinguishing between the two.

My short journey with this disease has been challenging: From accepting the illness; questioning my highly stressful, fast-paced work; fatigue; weight loss; cancelled events or vacations; to urgent/unexpected washroom visits. However, I know I’m fortunate to have had 57 years of good health.

This disease also took an emotional toll on me. Every aspect of my life was impacted, but I’ve come to realize and appreciate that with the proper drugs, support of family and friends, as well the Victoria Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis, I can continue to enjoy life . . . I just have to make a few minor tweaks!

I am participating in the Gutsy Walk and invite you to do the same so we can raise awareness and find a much-needed cure!

Thank you

Keith