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Gutsy Walk on June 9 - Guts Today, Glory Tomorrow

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 07, 2013 7:04 am

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a condition that affects more of us than most  might realize. IBD affects more people in Canada than any other place in the world, with most of those cases being in BC (1 in 150 Canadians have one of those conditions). There is still no cure for IBD, but luckily BC is leading the way in research globally.

Luckily, the Crohn’s And Colitis Foundation of Canada has organized Gutsy Walk – Guts Today, Glory Tomorrow – a charity walk to help raise awareness and funds for this incurable illness.

Run Details:

Sunday, June 29, 2013

Thunderbird Park at UBC

Registration: 8:45 am

Kick off: 10:30 am

Finish: 12:00 pm

Sam Briggs is one of an estimated 5,900 Canadian children living with IBD, which includes Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Now 11 years old, Sam was diagnosed with Crohn’s last year. And like an estimated 233,000 Canadians, he’s discovered it’s a life-changer. He frequently misses school because he’s in acute pain, and spent last year’s baseball season on the bench.

Learn more about Sam’s story which is like so many other children in British Columbia.

The Vancouver Gutsy Walk takes place on June 9th at UBC’s Thunderbird Park. From now until the run, critical fundraising efforts will be in full gear. People can register a team for the walk and raise funds, or donate to the cause directly. For more information, visit http://www.gutsywalk.ca.

 


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