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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month 2017
This is the time when we can all work together to raise awareness of two conditions that affect 1 in 250 Australians.We know many of the newly diagnosed patients, and people living with IBD, initially go through a daunting time due to lack of awareness and information about IBD. They are confused and unsure about what is happening to them, fear for their future, are embarrassed to discuss with family and friends, and stressed about how the diagnosis will change their lives and put their dreams on hold. With the Live Fearless campaign, we address these concerns by showing people that IBD doesn’t have to stop them from living their life and chasing after their dreams.
This year’s May Awareness Month brings a new message for our audience through the Live Fearless campaign – one that focuses on empowering IBD patients to live life fearlessly after their diagnosis.
Find out more about our Awareness Month campaign, and ways in which you can support us this year.
Crohn’s & Colitis Australia is the peak national body representing the more 75,000 Australians diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. We provide support services, fund research and create public awareness of these chronic diseases.
The Can’t Wait Card is issued to members of CCA who have been formally diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis (IBD), to help them gain access to a toilet in times of urgency. Read more