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Gutsy Walks scheduled for Swift Current June 5

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Do you have what it takes to make it stop? On Sunday, June 5, a Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk will be held in Swift Current at Riverside Park in conjunction with Picnic in the Park. 


The intent is to show loved ones living with Crohn’s and Colitis they are not alone and to raise money to help with research and finding a cure. There is a walk as well as a run component.  The walk is five kilometres and the run can either be five or 10 kilometres.
A free hotdog, Popsicle and water are included and prizes can be won. Registration is at noon with the walk/run starting at 1:45 p.m. 
There will be a similar walk held in Medicine Hat June 5.
Canadians have more reasons to be concerned about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis than anyone else in the world as this country has the highest rates. One in 150 Canadians live with these diseases — children, parents, friends and loved ones. 
The Gutsy Walk fundraising efforts will help stop the chronic pain and shame that comes with this disease: make the urgent bathroom visits, hospital stays and multiple surgeries stop. For life.
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 every child and adult with these diseases can live life to the fullest, and ultimately, be cured.
Some facts about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada:
• one in every 150 Canadians is living with Crohn’s and colitis.
• 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 one of the leading funders of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research in the world having invested more than $94 million in world-class research projects and initiatives.
To register for the Gutsy Walk in Swift Current go on-line to www.gutsywalk.ca or for more information phone Chelsie Driedger, chairperson at 306-315-7520.
The Sunday June 5 event in Medicine Hat kicks off at Kinette Kitchen in Kin Coulee Park on Kin Coulee Rd S.E. Registration is at 11 a.m with an 11:30 a.m. start. For more information, contact the Alberta organizers at: 1-888-884-2232 or email: gutsywalk_AB_South@ crohnsandcolitis.ca.
The Gutsy Walk takes place, no matter the weather except in cases where there is severe weather conditions such as lightning.

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