Olympic Raising Awareness for Crohns Disease

Three-time Olympic sprint kayaker , who suffers from ’s disease, is working with , Inc. during this year’s ’s and Colitis Awareness .

Olympic kayaker and graduate Carrie Johnson has already made a name for herself worldwide, competing as a sprint kayaker in the 2004, 2008 and . Now that she has retired, Johnson is putting her to good use as an for Crohn’s during Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, which runs from Dec. 1-7.

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Olympic Kayaker and LJHS Graduate Is Raising Awareness for Crohn’s Disease
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Now that she has retired, Johnson is putting her celebrity status to good use as an advocate for Crohn’s disease awareness during Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, which runs from Dec. 1-7. Johnson is a participant in UCB, Inc.’s unique program and more »

About Rob Hill

In 1994, Rob was a fit, healthy 23-year-old, an amateur runner and athlete. Until that time, he had never really been sick. He didn’t even have a regular doctor. When the illness started, it progressed rapidly. Daily diarrhea. Sustained stomach cramps. The diagnosis was Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory condition of the digestive tract. It got worse, and his weight plummeted from 185 to 105 pounds. After a year and a half, it became clear that his large intestine, his colon, needed to be removed. Rob decided he had to do something about it. The Seven Summits campaign, which we call “No Guts Know Glory” grew from Rob’s love of sport, adventure and the outdoors. By taking it to the extreme, and on a global basis, Rob hopes to show people everywhere that having these diseases or having an ostomy, like Rob does, shouldn’t stop you from leading a full life. You may not be able to climb mountains, but there are so many other things you can do. To further this goal, Rob started the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS), from his home base in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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