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As we slowly emerge from the grasps of our harsh Canadian winter, we look ahead to brighter days. This issue of Talk About Guts is all about tackling challenges head-on and charging into the future with a smile on our faces.
"You don't need to be superhuman."
At the age of eight, Merek Pipes realized he wanted to be a goalie. Six years later, he was diagnosed with Crohn's. He thought he would never be able to live his dream; yet, today, despite the odds, he is playing for the NCAA.
Kids are leading the charge
Have you met our 2019 Gutsy Walk National Honorary Chairs? A connection sparked between Sam and Logan when they met in a support group at BC Children's Hospital. Now, they are taking their friendship to the next level as they walk towards a future free of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis—together. Join Sam and Logan by registering and raising funds for your local Gutsy Walk.

Already missing March Break?
Get ready for summer fun at Camp Got2Go! Kids living with Crohn's or colitis can escape to scenic Easter Seals or Brigadoon Village for a fun-filled week of swimming, arts and crafts, and zip-lining. Applications are due on April 15, 2019. Get yours in today!

Lift the weight of tuition off your shoulders
Life is hard. We want to make it a little easier for you. Every year, we award up to $5000 to students living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis through the AbbVie IBD Scholarship. Learn more and apply today.

Arm yourself with information
In case you missed it, you can learn about the effects of cannabis on individuals living with IBD in our webinar.

A night out in support of Crohn's and Colitis Canada
Every year, we host galas in Winnipeg, Montreal, and Toronto. These events not only honour outstanding members of our community, but also raise a significant amount of funds for our groundbreaking research projects and critical patient support programs. You can learn more about the upcoming galas in Montreal and Toronto on our website.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Gutsy Learning Series
A national series of events that offer an innovative learning experience for those affected by Crohn’s or colitis. Check out our website for more information about an upcoming event near you.
Thanks, as always, for subscribing to the Talk About Guts newsletter. Now that spring has arrived, here's hoping the weather continues to warm up and your days continue to get brighter. Until next time!
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