Gutsy Walk: It Takes Guts to Find a Cure

2 Mar

The purpose for this blog is to help shed some light and awareness on something that not enough people are well versed in. Crohn’s Disease. While I had heard of Crohn’s Disease in the past, I did not know the details and effects of the condition. The basics of Crohn’s is that it is an ongoing disorder that “causes inflammation of the digestive tract, also referred to as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract. Because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease are similar to other intestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, it can be difficult to diagnose.” I found this basic definition About.com.

Why am I blogging about this, you ask? Because it hits very close to home for me.

The Gutsy Walk is an event held by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada in order to not only raise awareness, but to raise money to find a cure for inflammatory bowel disease, in particular Crohn’s Disease. This year the walk will be held on June 10, 2012. I think that events such as the Gutsy Walk are so important because they serve as an event that bonds and unites individuals and serves as a place of belonging and understanding.

Please take the time to become informed about this important cause, and if you can make a donation in honour of my dear friend, Nikki, that would be so wonderful. Whether you can make a donation or not, I think that it is very important for everyone to read and become aware. Nikki is proudly going to be walking with her fiance, sister and her parents! You can read more as Nikki candidly shared her personal story on her participant page: Gutsy Walk.

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