Dear Family and Friends,
Every hour of every day, one Canadian is newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (the two forms of inflammatory bowel disease, IBD)).
On February 12, 2016, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. A few of you are aware of some of the challenges I've faced during my flares such as debilitating pain, anemia, drastic weight loss, severe medication side effects, and incontinence.
Now, more children than ever are being diagnosed with IBD. I’m asking you to donate to help realize a future where these children will one day be cured.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada is the world's second largest funder of IBD research - your donation will be put to good use.
How exactly will your generous gift make an impact? Your donation will be invested in world-class research, empowering patient programs, advocacy efforts and elevating awareness.
I'm participating in Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Gutsy Walk on Sunday, June 2, and would very much appreciate your support!