Registration: 1:00 PMWarm Up: TBDStart: 1:30 PMWalk Distance: TBD
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
Cooper, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair
My name is Cooper (all my friends call me Coop) and I am very proud to have been asked to be the Pictou County Honorary Chair for the 2019 Gutsy Walk.
I became really sick about a year ago and after a lot of trips to the hospital and a whole bunch of tests they told me that I have Crohn’s disease. It was really hard for me to go through all of that stuff and I did not understand why I had to have Crohn’s or why all of it was happening. Luckily I have my family and a whole team of healthcare workers who really care about me and want to make sure I am ok, they have really made a big difference in making me feel better.
I also have the best bunch of friends in the whole world and we have lots of fun together! Having fun and playing sports (especially hockey) is what I love to do and focusing on those things and staying positive really helps me just feel like a normal kid. Doing things outside, staying active, and keeping on the move is what makes me feel good, whether it is fishing, skiing, golf, or baseball I love it all. There are times that I do need a little more rest then perhaps some of my other friends and I am learning on how to listen to my body but most days just getting up and going goes a long way!
My family and I really want to try and make a difference for people who are living with inflammatory bowel disease through building awareness and raising money for research. It is my hope that one day they will find a cure and that we will no longer have to experience any of the many symptoms that go along with this disease; in the meantime I want people to feel supported and be living their best possible life!