Gutsy Walk will be hosted Sunday
Walkers have a chance to lace up their sneakers on Sunday and help make a difference for people with Crohn’s and Colitis.
Swift Current’s annual Gutsy Walk fundraiser in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will be hosted on June 3 in conjunction with Innovation Credit Union’s Picnic In The Park.
Nathan and April Stang are co-chairing the organizing committee for Sunday’s walk, and they are encouraging people to come out and lend support to the cause.
“This year we’re really pushing people just to come out, walk with us, take part in the event regardless of how much fundraising they’ve been able to do. We’re just trying to keep numbers up and at the end of the day we’re really striving just to have people support the cause by showing up and joining us on Sunday,” explained Nathan Stang.
Early registration is going well in advance of the family-frindly, five kilometre fundraising walk, but lots of people are expected to register on walk day.
“We are encouraging families to come out. We are gearing up this year even a little more focussed to the family side of it.”
The Stang’s have been on a family journey with Crohn’s Disease, as their five-year-old daughter diagnosed with the disease.
“It is a chronic disease, but it effects everybody differently, and the degrees of seriousness varies from person to person. But overall, it can be detrimental to how their life is lived,” he pointed out.
“At the end of the day, for us the main goal is a cure. But the reality today is we’re just looking to make sure that those medications are getting advanced, and they’re healthier for people, and it just improves the way of life for everybody that unfortunately has to deal with it.”
The event begins with registration at noon and the walk gets underway at 2 p.m.