Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues, Acquaintances, and those interested in supporting a great cause,
For the past 15 years, I have been one of over 270,000 Canadians living with Crohn's and Colitis.
In the next hour, someone in Canada will be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis. Then someone else in the hour after that. And someone else in the hour after that. Our country has some of the highest rates of Crohn’s and colitis in the world.
These diseases cause the body to attack its own digestive tract, leading to intense abdominal pain, nausea, exhaustion, and frequent, urgent trips to the washroom. We still don’t know exactly what causes Crohn’s or colitis, and that makes the diseases difficult to treat.
Taking on the challenges of Crohn’s or Colitis takes courage, community, and you.
On Sunday, June 2, 2019, I’ll be taking part in the Gutsy Walk so that Crohn’s and Colitis Canada can fund the most promising research into these diseases, and continue to offer essential patient support programs. I’m here to ask you to please join me.
Whether you manage to raise $5, $50, $500, or $5,000, it's not only about the money, but about the intent.
Your contribution will help uncover better treatments, help people with Crohn’s or Colitis live fuller lives, and ultimately lead us to cures.
Please join my team and help enable the lives of thousands of Canadians in the future. Don't be afraid to reach out should you have any questions!
Thank you for supporting me, and everyone who’s taking on Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.