GUTSY WALK for Crohn's and Colitis Happening Sunday, June 5th Across Canada

20,000 Gutsy Walk participants are walking, in cities across Canada, to show they've got the guts to make it stop

TORONTO, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - On Sunday, June 5th, 20,000 Canadians will walk united to stop Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis at 60+ Gutsy Walk locations across Canada. Crohn's and Colitis Canada expects to raise $3.5 million to support research, patient programs, advocacy and awareness to improve the lives of children and adults living with these devastating diseases.

WHAT:

21st Annual Gutsy Walk to stop Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis



WHERE:

Visit www.gutsywalk.ca to find the walk location nearest you and the start time



WHO:

Join your local Honorary Gutsy Walk Chair on a "walk-along" to find out more about life with Crohn's or colitis



VISUALS:

Speeches and warm up exercises


Community shots of families and kids participating in an inspired event


Start and Finish line


Local community spokespersons living with Crohn's and colitis and their families         


Local business sponsors and supporters


See our Gutsy Walk PSA here (English only)


Download event day images at www.gutsywalk.ca (posted after 3pm on Sunday, June 5th)       



 

  • Canadians have more reasons to be concerned about Crohn`s and colitis than anyone else in the world: one in every 150 Canadians live with these life-altering diseases – among the highest rates worldwide.
  • Canadian children under 10 with Crohn's and colitis are the fastest growing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) demographic in the world – rates of the disease have doubled in this group since 1995.
  • The annual economic impact of these diseases is more than $2.8 billion dollars.
  • Many in your community live with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, so it's likely someone you know is affected by this painful and often isolating disease.

For more information about Crohn's and Colitis Canada or our Gutsy Walk visit us online at www.crohnsandcolitiscanada.ca or www.gutsywalk.ca.

SOURCE Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Image with caption: "Crohn's and Colitis Canada - GUTSY WALK (CNW Group/Crohn's and Colitis Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160530_C2351_PHOTO_EN_701695.jpg

For further information: To coordinate interviews, please contact: CK DesGrosseilliers, Marketing & Communications Manager, Crohn's and Colitis Canada, T: 416-920-5035 / 800-387-1479 ext. 241, E: cdesgrosseilliers@crohnsandcolitis.ca

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