Smashing success during Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month


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Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month 2015 was a stunning success – with great media coverage from coast-to-coast! Here are some media highlights from November 2015.

Tiffany Cooper on CTV News in Edmonton

Global News in Saskatoon

Teri McGeachie on CHEK News in Victoria

Kristen Allison on CTV News Atlantic

Our youth spokersperson Julien and his father Joseph on Rogers TV

Betty Priddle, 2015 Finkelstein Award Winner, was featured in Newfoundland

Jessica Grossman was featured in Inside Halton

Anna Smith and Brenda Gloster were featured in Kelowna, BC

Speedvale Dental in Guelph, ON had their Crohn’s and colitis fundraiser featured

Alannah West was featured in Orleans, ON

In Quebec, The Suburban did a great write up about Awareness Month

Our #MakeitstopForlife video series featured community members reflecting on life with Crohn’s and colitis. You can catch up on the whole series here:

What do you want to make stop?
What advice would you give to the newly diagnosed?
What has having Crohn’s or colitis taught you?
What is the hardest thing about having Crohn’s or colitis?

  • 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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