Together as one we walked to stop Crohn’s and colitis

Gutsy Walk Participants
Canadians from across the country came together virtually on Sunday, June 6th for our 26th annual Gutsy Walk. While we may have been far apart this year, we felt like we were all together. An incredible wave of support swept across the country and touched our hearts as over 2,700 gutsy walkers united to celebrate our community, raise awareness, and help create a future free of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

And all thanks to you, Gutsy Walk was a tremendous success! You raised over $2.3 million for research and patient programs that will improve the lives of everyone affected by these diseases not only today but for years to come. 

We are so proud to share that we can fund even more promising research projects through our Grants-in-Aid of Research and Innovations in IBD grants in 2021. Research projects that are dedicated to uncovering the causes of these diseases, discovering new treatments, finding new ways to manage symptoms, and ensuring Canadians receive the very best care. Watch for our announcement in the fall about our new set of funded projects.

Thank you to our Gutsy Walk Chairs, committees, volunteers, participants, donors, and sponsors who made the memorable day so very special. Your passion and efforts are truly inspiring. We’re so proud and grateful to stand beside you not only at Gutsy Walk but every day – joining forces in our collective journey to improve the lives of everyone affected by these diseases and discover cures. 

If you happened to miss the premiere of our celebration video on Sunday or if you’re looking to relive the wonderful memories that we made together, you can watch the video here

From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Gutsy Walk! 

It is all thanks to the support of our amazing community that we were able to achieve what we did. 

Together as one we walk to stop Crohn's and 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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