The Gutsy Walk, a fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, takes place Sunday, June 3 in Abbotsford. (Abbosford News file photo)

The Gutsy Walk, a fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, takes place Sunday, June 3 in Abbotsford. (Abbosford News file photo)

Gutsy Walk raises funds for Crohn’s and colitis

Annual event takes place Sunday, June 3 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

The annual Gutsy Walk in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada takes place Sunday, June 3 in Abbotsford.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Mill Lake Park, and the walk gets underway at 10 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 fire truck and speeches. Mayor Henry Braun will also be stopping by.

The Abby walk is one of 60 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.