You're not alone: Simcoe County 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 an estimated 3,200 people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in the Simcoe County area. 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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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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Simcoe Chapter Meeting in action!

Simcoe Chapter Meeting

Join us at the Simcoe Chapter meeting taking place the second Thursday of every month, from September to June. Come on out to meet and connect with others living with, or supporting someone with, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.  Find out what is coming up in your community, from education events, to social opportunities and more!

7:00PM - 7:30PM - Peer Support
7:30PM - 8:30PM - Gutsy Walk

For more information please contact Laura Malone at lmalone@crohnsandcolitis.ca 

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