About Crohn's and Colitis Canada - Maritime Region:
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.
We are one of the top two health charity funders of Crohn’s and colitis research in the world, investing over $130 million in research since 1974, leading to important breakthroughs in genetics, gut microbes, inflammation and cell repair as well as laying the groundwork for new and better treatments.
We are transforming the lives of people affected by Crohn’s and colitis (the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease) through research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness.
Our Crohn’s & Colitis – Make it stop. For life. Campaign has already achieved $89 million (or 89%) of its goal, and funds raised are already advancing our mission.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will raise funds to:
Invest in Crohn’s and colitis research to foster advances in prevention, treatments, cures and health policy
Educate patients, families, industry and governments about Crohn’s and colitis, and improve the quality of life of those affected by these chronic diseases
Increase public awareness of these chronic diseases and our organization
Advocate to governments and stakeholders on behalf of those affected by Crohn’s and colitis
How You Can Support Us:
Volunteering in their community. Organizing fundraising events, including the annual Gutsy Walk in early June. Donate to the Maritime Region, or on the Crohn's and Colitis Canada website.