Registration: 9:30 AMWarm Up: Time to be confirmedStart: 10:15 AMWalk Distance: 5K
Furry pets on a leash and strollers welcome!
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:
1-800-387-1479 or 416-920-5035, ext. 218
LOCAL HONORARY CHAIRChantelle, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair
Hi! My name is Chantelle and I am honored to be Peel’s 2019 Gutsy Walk Honorary Chair!
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2007 when I was 18 years old. I had been experiencing frequent bathroom visits, abdominal pain and rapid weight loss for months and after having been mis-diagnosed with several things including colon cancer, I finally underwent a bowel resection and was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s.
While that period of my life will forever be engrained in my mind as frightening and eye opening, I made a choice to find positivity in my diagnosis and vowed to raise awareness for myself and the increasing number of Canadians who struggle with inflammatory bowel disease.
This will be my 11th year as Team Captain of the Foul Bowel’s Team. I am always overwhelmed at the feeling of community at the Peel Gutsy Walk and I look forward to coming together to Make It Stop, For Life! The opportunity to fundraise is not only about raising funds to support the research, but it has been most valuable for me to connect with others who have IBD.
While I have continued to have complications over the years arising from my initial surgery including struggles with adhesions and fertility, I have continued to persevere in the face of my adversities. I feel extremely blessed to have been able to have a family, balance my work and be a Gutsy Peer Support Mentor as well as be given the honour of being this year’s Peel Honorary Chair! I look forward to walking along side you all at the 2019 Peel Gutsy Walk!
Health & Happiness,