IBD can’t wait

IBD can’t wait

A woman knocked on my door one day, asking to use the washroom. I don’t remember if she had a card to say she suffered from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), but that’s probably the only reason someone would ask to use a stranger’s bathroom....
Get gutsy for a good cause

Get gutsy for a good cause

November is Crohn’s and colitis awareness month, or as the Crohn’s & Colitis Canada likes to call it, “Get Gutsy Month.” So this is my public awareness message for an autoimmune disorder that hits not just close to home but also right...
Eat for the cure

Eat for the cure

For more than 25 years, M&M Food Market franchisees in 460 communities across Canada grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for Charity BBQ Day, raising money for research to find a cure for Crohn’s and colitis. For only $2.50 to $3 (more, if you were generous),...
Fundraisers struggle to communicate

Fundraisers struggle to communicate

The Beach Boys are apparently playing at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto tomorrow night for “the most successful fundraising gala in Canada.” It’s the SuperGala put on by the Grocery Industry Foundation…Together (GIFT), with half of the proceeds going to...