ibd day

May 19 World IBD Day. World Day. A day when IBD patients, their supporters and IBD organizations worldwide join hands to raise visibility and awareness of IBD, create more understanding of the impact these diseases have on lives and show the large numbers of people affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative .

ibd day

ibd day

Globally, there are estimated to be well over five million people affected by Crohn’s disease and . In Canada, there are over 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with IBD; it affects more people than multiple sclerosis or HIV and is almost as prevalent as epilepsy and Type 1 diabetes. 9,000 more Canadians will be diagnosed this year. Despite that, IBD remains a closet disease, shrouded in silence and relatively unknown.

About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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