Red Deerians urged to support ‘Gustsy Walk’

One in 150 Canadians suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Canada has among the highest rates of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world.

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering which IBD patients courageously cope with every day of their lives.

Many here in Central Alberta are living with IBD, so it’s likely someone you know is affected by this painful and often stigmatizing disease.

On Sunday June 9th, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) will hold its annual GUTSY WALK – one of CCFC’s major national fundraising events.

In order to top our exceptional success in 2012, where we raised $2.8 million, we are striving for a total goal of $3.1 million in 2013. The event is a fun and healthy way to support those in our community living with IBD.

The Central Alberta event is taking place June 9th at 11 a.m. at Great Chief Park (Kiwanis picnic shelter). We hope that we can rely on your support, to make this year’s Red Deer GUTSY WALK fundraiser a success. For more information about the GUTSY WALK please visit us online at or e-mail us at

Lezlie Rein

Red Deer

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