Registration: TBDWarm Up: TBDStart: TBDWalk Distance: 5K
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. 239
LOCAL HONORARY CHAIR
Sophie, 2018 Gutsy Walk Local Honorary Chair
My name is Sophie, and I am a 17-year-old student from Thornhill, Ontario, living with Crohn’s disease. The journey of diagnosis and treatment for my Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has been emotional and unpredictable. For the past six years, I have learned to be resilient in the face of challenges with Crohn’s including: the untimely disruption of multiple washroom visits, undergoing medical tests, enteral nutrition and biologic infusions and finding courage to share this with people around me.
Everyday, individuals with IBD deal with challenges similar to mine. At Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, I have discovered a supportive community that works towards enhancing the quality of life for people with IBD. Through attending support meetings and Camp Got2Go, I have been touched by other people’s experiences with these chronic illnesses. They have empowered me to lead a fulfilling lifestyle while managing my Crohn’s.
I am participating in the Gutsy Walk and invite you to do the same to shine light on challenges people face with these invisible chronic conditions. I encourage you to walk to fund transformative research and support initiatives that advocate for improvements in the lives of people with IBD. Together, we have the “guts” to inspire change!