USA & International Non-Profit Organizations:
Get Your Guts In Gear - www.ibdride.org was created to raise awareness about Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis, and the needs of people living with ostomies. The Ride also raises funds for research, education, patient support, and advocacy work for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Join one of the annual three great ride events each summer! Ride route events in New York, Texas or Seattle that just get more fun each summer for riders and crew alike as each passing year GYGIG has raised thousands of dollars for IBD missions and research!
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.
Association Francois Aupetit - a French not-for-profit medical research Association founded by Janine Aupetit to find the cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by raising funds for medical research and by promoting it through education. Primarily a French site, afa makes every effort to serve foriegn language speakers living in France.
A.M.I.C.I. - Associazione Malattie Inflammatorie Croniche dell'Intestino is an Italian language website dedicated to supporting and informing the public about IBD.
Australian Crohn's and Colitis Association - determined to generate and foster awareness and educational programs targeted at persons diagnosed with IBD, their families, health professionals and the general public. Where appropriate, ACCA will publicly and financially support both pure and clinical research into the cause of, and the cure for inflammatory bowel disease.
www.nacc.org.uk - offers information, support, financial aid, guidance on disability benefits, and funds for research throughout the UK.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) - the CCFC is a national not-for-profit voluntary medical research foundation. Its mission is to find the cure for inflammatory bowel disease. To achieve its mission, the Foundation is committed to raising increasing funds for medical research.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - dedicated to finding a cure, preventing Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis through research, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.
Other Online Support Sites:
MayoClinic.com has developed content on Crohn's disease located at http://mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/DS00104. We are striving to be the most complete resource available on this topic. MayoClinic.com provides valuable information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Crohn's disease.
Our Mac Daddy of IBD patient to patient message board support, and inspiration for IBD Quilt Project, Get Your Guts In Gear & Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, and other patient based Missions of action from which IBDSucks was our wellspring! For many, our second home. There's no adequate words to thank IBDSucks family of friends, and our "Saint Bill".
HealingWell.com - a thriving community and information resource for patients, caregivers, and families coping with diseases, disorders and chronic illness. Their goal is simple....to help people on their way to "healing well". Features health articles, medical news, doctor-produced video webcasts, community message boards and chat rooms, email, newsletters, books and reviews, and resource directories on diseases, disorders and chronic illness.
IBDAnswers is a site stocked full of information on IBD - an active community for patients of IBD that focuses primarily on content and collaboration for newly diagnosed patients and existing patients alike. The emphasis here is on the patient.
Learn more about Brenda Elsagher, comedian, author and national keynote speaker ~ http://www.livingandlaughing.com/
Brenda Elsagher was voted Twin Cities Funniest Person by Acme comedy club in Minnesota, Newsmaker of the year by the Women's Press and has received the Golden "Mic" award from the American Cancer Society.
Brenda is a President-elect of the United Ostomy Association's Minneapolis chapter, is an advocate for the National Cancer Institute's CARRA (consumer advocates of research and related activities) program.
Brenda has a keynote national speaker and author of two books, If the Battle is Over, Why am I Still in Uniform? and I'd Like to Buy a Bowel Please! She is also a columnist for a nationally syndicated medical newsletter and has written for national magazines.
blog at www.c3life.com
IBD AWARENESS RIBBONS ~ Brought to you by Lois Fink & Barb Wodzen. Donations (suggested $5) for these ribbons with tie-pin backs will help increase IBD awareness and benefit the IBD QUILT PROJECT and GET YOUR GUTS IN GEAR. For more information or to purchase additional ribbons, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.