CCA in the news


CCA featured on Ten Daily

A new study into ‘poo transplants’ has identified good and bad bacteria that will help treat people with chronic gut conditions. But, the discovery is a hard one to swallow.

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Crohn's warrior shares his story

Shane, Dana, Anabel, 5, and Wyatt, 3, Maher are ready to step out 150 kilometres during the month of September for the Live Fearless Challenge to raise awareness and funds for Crohns.

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CCA ambassador featured in NewsGP

Jacinta Parsons, ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast presenter and ambassador for the CCA, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in her early 20s.

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Tahlia Giumelli featured in

MISS Universe Australia finalist Tahlia Giumelli had to reveal her private battle to her boyfriend, Rabbitohs star Tom Burgess, before they began dating. Giumelli, who will compete for the prestigious crown in Bali in June, lives with Crohn’s disease, which she has battling since 2013.

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Maxter Thai raising funds for CCA

Maxter Thai is a third-year medical student at the University of Queensland and along with his “Game of Crohn’s” team has already raised over $47,404 for Crohn’s & Colitis Australia.

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Brittani Nicholl shares her story with ABC Online

This time last year, Brittani Nicholl was having 20 centimetres of her bowel removed and using an ileostomy bag. Now she is on her way to Costa Rica to represent Australia in the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games.

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CCA in The Daily Telegraph

Living  with Crohn’s disease has been an uphill battle for Amanda Wolf for most of her life so she is preparing to take it up a notch when she treks the Great Wall of China next year.

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CCA in April Issue of Good Practice Magazine

A Hidden Disease

General practice continues to play an important role in educating young people with inflammatory bowel disease as its prevalence increases in Australia. Check out the full article through the link below…

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Carly Gordyn talks Crohn's in the Sydney Morning Herald

By kicking the door in on old taboos, Carly Gordyn hopes to raise awareness for those living with IBD every day.

She knows that not talking about some taboos can be bad for your health. A very inspiring woman!




Brittani Nicholl for Curl Magazine NZ

Our Ambassador Brittani features in Curl Magazine NZ and talks about living with Crohn’s and how she overcame the odds to battle it out as a pro surfer. Check out the full article through the link below or if you’re on a mobile device you can view the PDF version here Brittani Nicholl for Curl NZ



Daneil reveals all in fight for Crohn's and colitis cure

It started off as a bit of a laugh, but 26-year-old Brisbane-based construction worker Daniel Searle raised more than $4,000 and a lot of awareness when he decided to recreate a viral photograph of a young woman with a colostomy bag wearing a bikini.

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Off on an adventure

Publication: Western Advocate

Date: 31 July 2014

Bathurst dad Rick Foster has started training for a marathon charity bike ride to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Crohn’s &Colitis Australia (CCA).

Support for IBD Kids

Publication: Australian Educator

Date: February 2014

With one in 250 Australians aged 5-49 now diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), most teachers will inevitably encounter a student or colleague with the condition.


Station: 774 ABC Melbourne radio

Date: 26 January 2014

Listen to Gastroenterologist and Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) Director Professor Paul Pavli’s interview with Red Symons.

Professor Pavli explains the difference between IBS and IBD, the devestating impact IBD can have on individuals’ lives and the important role CCA plays in making life more liveable for people with IBD.

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Grant provides vital support

Publication: Progress Leader

Date: 31 December 2013

Visit to CCA offices by local MP The Hon. Ted Baillieu to celebrate receipt of $50,000 Victorian Government Health Grant.


Inflammatory bowel disease in Australia set to rise

Publication: The Daily Telegraph/AAP

Date: 5 May 2013

The number of Australians with IBD is expected to rise from 75,000 to 100,000 by 2022