The search is on!

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The Crohn’s and Coli­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada ( CCFC) is search­ing for the na­tion’s ‘ Gut­si­est’ Cana­di­ans. Canada has among the high­est rates of Crohn’s dis­ease and ul­cer­a­tive coli­tis in the world. There are more than 200,000 Cana­di­ans per­son­ally af­fected by Crohn’s and coli­tis and there is a much larger net­work of care­givers, friends, fam­ily and mem­bers of the med­i­cal com­mu­nity whose lives are ded­i­cated to th­ese dis­eases and who de­serve to be rec­og­nized. Seven out­stand­ing Cana­di­ans will be hon­oured in the month of Novem­ber as CCFC cel­e­brates Crohn’s and Coli­tis Aware­ness Month.

Crohn’s dis­ease and ul­cer­a­tive coli­tis ( UC) are two sim­i­lar, yet dis­tinct, con­di­tions which di­rectly af­fect the di­ges- tive sys­tem and cause in­testi­nal tis­sue to be­come in­flamed, form sores and bleed eas­ily. 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.

If you know some­one who bravely faces in­flam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease ( IBD) and is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in his/ her com­mu­nity or in the lives of oth­ers, or if you know some­one who de­serves recog­ni­tion for his/ her sup­port of an in­di­vid­ual with IBD, you are in­vited to nom­i­nate a mem­ber of the IBD com­mu­nity by com­plet­ing the nom­i­na­tion form on­line at www. getgut­sy­month. com. En­tries will be ac­cepted from Fri­day, Sept. 4, 2009 un­til Fri­day, Oct. 9, 2009.

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