Gutsy Walk Continues to Inspire

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Returning as an in-person event for the first time in two years, the 2022 Gutsy Walk™ raised over $2.5M for research and programs for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Together as one, more than 3,500 people attended one of the 53 Gutsy Walk events held locations across Canada on June 5th. An additional 17 events were staged virtually.

It was a momentous occasion to see people out once again coming together as one to support those living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The creativity and passion of volunteers, participants and teams was inspiring,” says Lori Radke, President & CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. “Across the country, a strong statement was sent that we are committed to finding a cure for these lifelong diseases. We thank our incredible community for supporting this cause, and we thank our network of volunteers who worked hard to bring the event to life.”

The family-friendly Gutsy Walk is the largest fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and has raised more than $50 million since its inception 27 years ago in 1996. Visit to support this annual event.

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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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