Friday 24 May 2019

#ITTAKESGUTS #WALKIT 2019 | Crohns and Colitis UK

This summer, there are going to be more 5K and 10K walks across some of our best UK cities to raise awareness for Crohn's and Colitis UK, and break the silence around these invisible illnesses. I would love it if some of the people who read my blog could go along to a walk near you and show your support - either by walking, volunteering or simply cheering others on.

What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed. The colon is the large intestine (bowel), and the rectum is the end of the bowel where stools are stored. Small ulcers can develop on the colon's lining and can bleed.

What is Crohns Disease? Crohn's disease is a lifelong condition in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed. It's one type of condition called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

By taking part in #WALKIT, you will be helping to raise vital funds to find a cure and joining a community of thousands of people across the country walking across some of the biggest cities in the UK.

Saturday 18th May 2019 - Bristol
Saturday 1st June 2019 - Swansea
Saturday 8th June 2019 - London
Saturday 15th June 2019 - Manchester
Sunday 23rd June 2019 - Edinburgh
Saturday 29th June 2019 - Newcastle
Saturday 6th July 2019 - Birmingham
Saturday 13th July 2019 - Plymouth

Whether you're flaring, in remission or supporting a loved one, #ITTAKESGUTS to take part. Are you free and in or near these cities on the above dates and can take part? Grab your trainers and take part! When you sign up you will be helping people, like myself, who live with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns Disease to find the confidence and support that we all need to speak up and explain how our bodies are working and attacking themselves.

I'd love it if some of my readers could get involved and take part in #WALKIT!

With love, Alisha Valerie. x