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

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.

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

Ashley Clark, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair




My name is Ashley Clark and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 6 years ago at the age of 19. For many years I struggled silently with my symptoms. I didn’t open up about my disease to other people because I thought they wouldn’t care or, for others, I thought they would care too much and I would be burdening them.

After over two months in the hospital last year, the severity of my disease became public and I was overwhelmed by the amount of support I got from family, friends, and even strangers. Since then, I’ve learned that these are not things that we have to fight alone.

Throughout my disease course I have experienced waves of disappointment, anger, sadness, shame but also hope and connection. The CCC community in Victoria has provided me with more support and understanding than I ever expected. I look forward to the Gutsy Walk where people come together and raise awareness about this disease. These kinds of events help those with isolating diseases feel supported and make sense of their diagnosis. I am grateful to have been chosen as Honorary Chair for 2019 and I hope others continue to join this supportive community.