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year and how much we raise.”

It was af­ter Grant met Aca­dia Univer­sity stu­dent Ha­ley Humphries at her spa busi­ness and learned they share med­i­cal is­sues re­lated to Crohn’s dis­ease and ul­cer­a­tive col­i­tis that the two be­came friends and de­cided to add Wolfville to the list of com­mu­ni­ties in Nova Sco­tia hold­ing walks.

Ac­cord­ing to the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Canada Chap­ter in Halifax, over five mil­lion peo­ple in the world are deal­ing with Crohn’s dis­ease and ul­cer­a­tive col­i­tis, the dis­eases most com­monly re­ferred to as IBD (ir­ri­ta­ble bowel dis­ease).

Canada has some of the high­est in­ci­dence rates of IBD in the world, with 250,000 peo­ple - or one in 150 - hav­ing Crohn’s dis­ease or ul­cer­a­tive col­i­tis.

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