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Why Walk?

1 in 150 Canadians are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis – children, parents, friends…loved ones.
 
Canadians have more reasons to be concerned about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis than anyone else in the world, with nearly 250,000 Canadians living with these diseases. Even more alarming is the rate at which children are being diagnosed: Crohn’s disease has doubled in kids under 10 years old since 1995. Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation.  
 
Every Gutsy Walk dollar raised will count towards Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s most ambitious campaign yet. The Make it stop. For life. campaign will help raise $100 million to invest in transformational research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness so that every child and adult with these diseases can live life to the fullest, and ultimately, be cured.
 
We need your support to reach our goal of $100 million by 2020:
  • By investing in research from bench to bedside, we will accelerate and maximize the impact we have on the lives of children living with Crohn’s and colitis. 
  • By providing patient programs, advocacy and awareness, we will end the isolation so many people with Crohn’s and colitis face, and build a community of support for the future
By fundraising for Gutsy Walk you can help Make it stop. For life.
 
Some facts about Gutsy Walk:
 
  • Gutsy Walk started as the Heel 'n' Wheel-a-Thon in 1996 in 24 communities and has since grown to 60+ communities; $35.5 million in funds raised to date.
  • Over the past 21 years, with the support of thousands of dedicated volunteers and participants, Gutsy Walk has grown from raising $3.1 to $3.5 million per year for education and research.
  • Through the fundraising efforts of Gutsy Walk participants, there are more researchers hard at work in Canada. Last year alone Crohn’s and Colitis Canada invested $6.5 million dollars right here in Canada.
Some facts about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada:
 
  • 1 in every 150 Canadians is living with Crohn’s and colitis – a rate that ranks in the highest worldwide.
  • Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation.
  • Most alarming, the number of new cases of Crohn’s disease in Canadian children has almost doubled since 1995.
  • Nearly 250,000 Canadians are affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is one of the leading funders of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research in the world – having invested over $100 million in world-class research projects and initiatives.