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Gwen speaks with Nikki Sage about her new role as Coordinator, Development and Community Engagement, Ontario North with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, a volunteer based charity.  Nikki is working with volunteers and community partners to raise awareness about Crohn's and Colitis and to promote fundraising events.

To find out more about the next event, Gutsy Walk on June 5, check out this link:

According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada website,
"Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes a group of conditions, the two main forms of which are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD also includes indeterminate colitis. 

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are diseases that inflame the lining of the GI (gastrointestinal) tract and disrupt your body's ability to digest food, absorb nutrition, and eliminate waste in a healthy manner. These are lifelong disease and people can experience acute periods of active symptoms (active disease or flare), and other times when their symptoms are absent (remission).

Signs and symptoms can include abdominal pain and cramping; severe diarrhea; rectal bleeding; blood in stool; weight loss and diminished appetite.

The exact cause of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis remains unknown, and as a result, there is no cure for these diseases. Causes and risk factors of Crohn's and colitis include genetics, the environment, and microbiome."

Nicole Sage
Coordinator, Development and Community Engagement, Ontario North
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
600 – 60 St. Clair Ave. E., Toronto ON M4T 1N5
T: 416-920-5035 x EXT#295

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