Gutsy Walk 2019 - Gutsy Walk 2019

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Date:
Registration: 10:00 AM
Warm Up: 11:55 AM
Start: 12:00 PM
Walk Distance: 5K approx.
Leashed dogs allowed

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_SK@crohnsandcolitis.ca
1-844-664-4420

2019 LOCAL HONORARY CHAIRS

Parents are our Honorary Chairs

l-r Rhea Leibel, Wendy and David Thomas, Chris and Julie Wermie
Missing: Jenn Cugnet
Photo courtesy Kirk Kelln/Chris Dickens




This year in Regina, we recognize all parents of children with inflammatory bowel disease, by sharing the stories of four local families. There are more than 14,000 parents in our province who give their time, attention, assistance, worry and care to their child’s journey with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. This year, all parents are our Honorary Chairs for Gutsy Walk!

It’s very telling that when asked to describe their experiences as parents with a child with inflammatory bowel disease, all the parents on this year’s Regina Honorary Chair team described their journey through the experiences of their child, with their feelings and experiences definitely coming in second. Their stories are of watching their child lose weight; monitoring diapers for blood loss; seeing their child in constant pain and severe illness, and being unable to help; persistent ER visits and sometimes bewildered doctors who have no experience with these diseases. They have had to help their child (or sometimes for their child) manage diet journals, food elimination diets, screening tests, multiple medication switches, and regular infusion treatments from a very young age. They’ve managed the finances of illness; time off work; expensive medications; programs to assist with cost. They’ve told their child’s story to multiple doctors and specialists, worked through misdiagnosis, long wait times, and the need for out of province care. They have rejoiced at hearing there is now a pediatric gastroenterologist available to their children in Saskatchewan, even if they have to drive a six hour round trip for an appointment. And most importantly to their kids, parents are there every step of the way to hug, cry, console, encourage, and love their kids through what sometimes seems like neverending uncomfortable diagnostic procedures, illness, and treatments.

Thank you to all parents of children with inflammatory bowel disease. You walk this path with your children, never giving up. We see how important you are to your children’s success in treatment. You are not alone, and this Gutsy Walk’s for you!

To see each parents’ individual stories, please visit our Saskatchewan Facebook page and look for the Parents’ Honorary Chair Album.