Gutsy Walk 2019 - Gutsy Walk 2019

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Registration: 10:00 AM
Warm Up: 10:45 AM
Start: 11:00 AM
Walk Distance: TBD


Cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are steps away.

Join us on Sunday, June 3 at our 23rd 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:


Tracey, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair

My name is Tracey, and I'm honoured to have been asked to be the Honorary Chair for Saint John's Gutsy Walk 2019. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2012. I remember that time vividly as being the lowest point for my health. I was losing weight, couldn’t keep anything down and my immune system was shot. I lost so much weight and didn't realize the effect that it had until I saw my sister who I hadn't seen in a couple of months. She hugged me and recoiled since she was shocked at how bony I was. Even the people I saw every day noticed the drastic difference in my body and energy. I was weak and feeble, feelings I hated since I'm a go getter. I had infections that had to be cleared up prior to starting my medication. I had the surgery to remove the fissulas, and I started my treatment shortly after. I slowly regained my strength and weight. As each day went by I started feeling more and more like myself. Since I started the treatment, I've been in remission without any flare ups. However my day to day life changed - I had to eliminate some foods from my usual diet and change my normal eating habits. Now I look for the nearest bathrooms whenever I go someplace new. In fact, that's one of the first things I look up on a map directory as I like to be prepared. I have received amazing support from my family and friends during my journey and I have bounced back because of them. Today, I'm participating in my 6th Gutsy Walk to take steps towards a finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis. I hope to see you all out there on Sunday, June 2, 2019 with your walking shoes on!