The annual Gutsy Walk, a fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, takes place this Sunday.                                 Abbotsford News file photo

The annual Gutsy Walk, a fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, takes place this Sunday. Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford one of 80 locations for annual Gutsy Walk

Event on Sunday, June 2 raises money for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

The annual Gutsy Walk in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada takes place Sunday, June 2 in Abbotsford.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Mill Lake Park, and the walk gets underway at 10:15 a.m. Two walk distances are offered – 2.5 km and 5 km.

Dogs on leash are welcome.

The event includes door prizes, activities for kids, a silent auction, live music, speeches, and food and beverages. Mayor Henry Braun will also be stopping by.

The Abbotsford walk is one of almost 80 taking place across Canada to raise money for research and patient programs for those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Crohn’s and colitis are autoimmune diseases that cause the body to attack itself, leading to inflammation of all or part of the gastrointestinal tract.

People with inflammatory bowel disease endure abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, fatigue, frequent and urgent bowel movements, internal bleeding, and unintended weight loss.

Some 250,000 Canadians suffer from the conditions.

Register for the walk online at gutsywalk.ca or call 1-800-513-8202.

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