Gutsy Walk 2019 - Gutsy Walk 2019

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Date:
Registration: 12:00 PM
Warm Up: 1:55 PM
Start: 2:00 PM
Walk Distance: 2.5K, 5K
No dogs on trail or in park

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
Top row: Risling Family; Heistad family
Bottom row: Hughton family; Claypool family
Missing: Boklaschuk family




This year, we recognize all parents of children with inflammatory bowel disease, by sharing the stories of five Saskatoon 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. All parents are our Honorary Chairs for Gutsy Walk!

Their stories are of watching their child lose weight and become more and more ill with little explanation; trying to help adult children from afar while living in different cities; seeing their child in constant pain and severe illness, and being unable to help; persistent ER and doctors’ visits; and multiple surgeries and recoveries. They have accompanied their child to screening tests and helped manage medication switches; they’ve helped with the finances of chronic illness when their adult kids need time off work or expensive medications; and researched programs to assist with cost. They’ve supported their children through multiple doctors and specialists, though no diagnosis or misdiagnosis, long wait times, and the need for out of province care. 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. This amazing support continues no matter the age of their child.

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. This Gutsy Walk’s for you!

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