“Gutsy Walk” Raises Up To $3 Million for Crohn’s and Colitis

“Gutsy Walk” Raises Up To $3 Million for Crohn’s and Colitis
gutsy walk for Crohn's and ColitisThe 2014 edition of the Gutsy Walk, a fundraising walk organized by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC) to raise the public’s awareness of IBD and to support scientific research for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, has raised $3,004,624 -- an amount that will go towards helping 233,000 Canadian patients with IBD-related diseases. As reported by Tim Sandle to the Digital Journal, this year, 15,000 participants walked across 59 communities in Canada, the country with one of the highest IBD rates in the world, explained Lindee David, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada CEO, on the day of the event, adding that this year’s edition of the Gutsy Walk was “an incredible opportunity for us to walk together – uniting patients, their families and supporters.” CCC’s goal is to find a cure for these two diseases and to improve the quality of life of IDB patients, which can be affected not only in terms of health, but also on a daily basis, due to the disease's symptoms and frequent hospital visits. Crohn and Colitis are chronic diseases of the intestines that cause inflammation due to a disorder in the human immune system. Symptoms like diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and constipation, among others, are similar in both Crohn's and colitis, but the affected areas of th
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