Gutsy Walk 2019 - Gutsy Walk 2019

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Date:
Registration: 9:30 AM
Warm Up: 10:45 AM
Start: 11:00 AM
Walk Distance: 5K
Dogs on leash welcome!

Route Map

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_ON_Central@crohnsandcolitis.ca
1-800-387-1479 or 416-920-5035, ext. 239

LOCAL HONORARY CHAIR

Lindsay, 2019 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair




Lindsay was a true Crohn’s warrior. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 15, she never let her smile falter amidst countless hospital admissions, medications, tests, and surgeries. In fact, Lindsay often put others before herself, caring deeply about the wellbeing of her visitors, friends, and family. Her endless positivity was, without a doubt, an inspiration to all who knew her.

Over the years, Lindsay passionately advocated for a cause dear to her heart. Eventually, her Crohn’s progressed into primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and later, a tumour on her bile duct. Still, she often commented on how Crohn’s was sometimes more debilitating than chemotherapy or radiation, recalling the fatigue, nausea, and pain that impacted her daily life.

The Gutsy Walk was always very special to Lindsay: it was a chance to share her story in an effort to find new treatment options and improve patient care for others just like her. In 2018, she fought against the weakness and pain to attend the York Region Gutsy Walk, where she was energized by the support, positivity, and determination of all the participants.

Yet, her Crohn’s and PSC were unforgiving. At the young age of 26, Lindsay was taken from us.

Lindsay is a reminder of the absolute necessity to keep fighting in the face of adversity. This year, and in years to come, we are proud to walk on her behalf.

“It’s so important to embrace the struggle and let it make you stronger. It won’t last forever. What seem like bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – LH, March 2018