The Crohn’s and colitis community is strong and resilient. In good times and in trying times, we come together to support each other, lift each other up, and help each other whenever we need it.
In these uncertain times, I want to emphasize that the health and safety of you and your loved ones is our highest priority, and we are doing our very best to support you through the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
To help keep you safe, we formed an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) COVID-19 task force made up of world renowned IBD specialists; infectious diseases, public health and mental health experts; and patients to make recommendations to safeguard the health of our community and we are providing new online resources and expanded tools, such as educational events and weekly webinars with IBD experts, to answer your questions.
As you may be aware, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada does not receive government funding. The majority of our funding comes from our Gutsy Walk and in-person events, which we have had to cancel or postpone. Our funding is uncertain. Without these events, our revenue has not kept up with our funding needs for critical programs, services, and research. Yet, our community is relying on these programs and services, now more than ever, during these tough times, which is why, if you are able, we are urgently asking for your sustained support today.
By donating now you can help keep critical programs and services going to help not only the 270,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s or colitis, but millions of people around the globe, providing critical, up-to-date information and hope, care and support to our entire global community.
Though these are very trying times, it makes me incredibly proud to see how so many people in our community are stepping up during times of need and coming together to care for one another.
We are all in this together and I want to thank you for helping our Crohn’s and colitis family get through these unprecedented and challenging times. We are deeply grateful for your support. Please stay safe and well.
With love and care for you and your families,
President and CEO
Please give now to help support essential resources. Your support is urgently needed, and a gift of any amount would be deeply appreciated.