Nominate a Crohn's and colitis champion for the 2017 Finkelstein Award

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Nominations for the 2017 Finkelstein Award are open now through July 28. Named after the Finkelstein family, co-founders of Crohn's and Colitis Canada, the award is presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

This award recognizes an individual whose contributions reflect excellence, either through a particular accomplishment or through continuous efforts over time. Examples might include:

  • A health professional that has demonstrated outstanding dedication and caring for those affected by Crohn’s and colitis;
  • An individual who has worked for some time to promote Crohn’s and Colitis Canada;
  • A person who has provided leadership in educating people about Crohn’s and colitis;
  • A researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to Crohn’s and colitis research; and/or
  • A volunteer leader who has inspired others to work toward improving lives and finding cures for people with Crohn’s and colitis.
A volunteer who has contributed time and energy to raise funds for medical research; To submit a nomination, download and follow the instructions in the Finkelstein Award Nomination Package.

  • 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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