World IBD Day is one of my favorite days of the year.
It is a day where all the Crohn’s and Colitis Warriors do not go unnoticed.
It is a day where people become more educated about IBD.
It is a day where funds are raised to find better treatments and a CURE.
But most importantly, it is a day that allows people with IBD to feel supported in a sea of purple.
I was debating what I wanted to share on the blog about World IBD Day this year. But, then it hit me, why not share ways that people can support those with IBD on World IBD Day on May 19th 2019. So, today I compiled a list of 5 ways to show support for those living with IBD!
If you are looking for more ways to raise awareness, make sure you read my last blog post on 5 WAYS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR IBD!
1. Wear Purple Everything
Purple ribbons, purple shirts, purple pants, purple dresses, purple earnings, purple sunglasses, purple wigs, purple EVERYTHING. But, seriously wear as much purple as you can, but even just wearing a ribbon is enough to show your support.
2. Educate Yourself
Find an online webinar or conference to join. Or educate yourself using some reputable sources such as:
Other blog posts that I think have a lot of value can be found here.
3. Join a Community
Joining a community could mean joining a physical community group, or it could be as simple as liking your Crohns and Colitis Local Facebook or Instagram page. I happen to run the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Windsor Chapter page for Facebook and Twitter. So, be sure to check those out. Otherwise, find a community group near you by clicking here.
4. Make a Donation
Make a donation to your local Crohns and Colitis organization or attend one of the walks for Crohns and Colitis. In Canada we have the Gutsy Walk at the beginning of June every year.
If you would like to donate to my Gutsy Walk team, I would love if you could. Even a small amount can make a big difference. The money from all donations goes to Crohns and Colitis Canada who put 80% of all money earned towards new research of treatments and potential cures. The other 20% funds individual local chapters, with only a small percent going to the workers of Crohns and Colitis Canada.
5. Spread the Word
Use a Facebook Frame for IBD Awareness. Share some information about IBD from infographs and other sources. Be sure to use hashtags like #WorldIBDDay, #IBDAwareness, #CrohnsWarriors, #ColitisWarrior, and more. I also made an Instagram or Facebook story template that you can use to share your journey with IBD.
Otherwise, share an inforgraph with some information about IBD so that others can become more educated!
Happy World IBD Day Everyone!
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