You're not alone: the Durham Region area has a vibrant Crohn’s and colitis community, made up of people with inflammatory bowel disease, families, volunteers, and more. Throughout the year, we come together at meetings and events like the Gutsy Walk to share experiences, raise funds and heighten awareness.

There are over 4,000 people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in the Durham Region community. We understand the challenges you and your family may be facing – because we face them, too.
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World IBD Day

We are joining forces with over 50 countries across five continents for World IBD Day! From lighting landmarks to hosting events, patient organizations and their communities celebrate World IBD Day to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and show support for all who are affected.

As the theme for this year's global campaign is 'Making the Invisible Visible', we'll be taking to social media throughout the day to:

  • ​Give tips on how you can start conversations about IBD amongst those unfamiliar with the disease;
  • Share stories from our passionate volunteers about conversations they started; and
  • Provide resources you can share with those looking to learn more about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
You will also be able to find these helpful tips and resources on our website - stay tuned!

And, be sure to keep your on the sky as landmarks throughout the country will be illuminated in purple.​

Take part in the global initiative by snapping a photo of a local landmark, contributing your tips, and sharing the conversations you've started! When chiming in be sure to use #worldibdday2019 and #makingtheinvisiblevisible.

Learn more about World IBD Day by visiting worldibdday.org.

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Durham Region Chapter Meeting

Join us at a Durham Chapter Meeting to meet others in our community who are taking on Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. We share stories, learn from our experiences, and generally have a good ...

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Real Canadian Superstore 30 Kingston Road West, Ajax, Ontario L1T4K8
Ajax, Ontario
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Gutsy Walk 2019

Cures are steps away! Walk with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada towards a future free from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

We invite you to join us at the Gutsy Walk on Sunday, June 2. Canadians coast to coast will walk united at this fun-filled, family-friendly, and non-competitive walk.

Find a walk location near you and register at gutsywalk.ca.

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Locations across Canada
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People at a chapter meeting

Durham Region Chapter Meeting

Join us at a Durham Chapter Meeting to meet others in our community who are taking on Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. We share stories, learn from our experiences, and generally have a good ...

 • 
Real Canadian Superstore 30 Kingston Road West, Ajax, Ontario L1T4K8
Ajax, Ontario
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