Off to a strong start
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.