Hero Image



MAY 19, 2023

Together, Let's Create a Gut Friendly World

More than 10 million people worldwide live with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Not every IBD patient around the world has a resource to help with dietary needs, restroom access, or information about their disease. This World IBD Day, join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation as we take action to create a Gut Friendly World for those living with these debilitating and chronic digestive diseases.


You can help create a Gut Friendly World.

Incentive Apron

Donate to Make a Gut Friendly World

Your donation will help the Foundation continue to make the world more gut friendly by advancing IBD research and critically needed patient programs! SPECIAL OFFER: Donate $50 or more to receive an exclusive World IBD Day apron to help you prepare gut friendly meals all year long.

Browse Our New Gut Friendly Recipe Resource

Make World IBD Day more healthy (and delicious!) with our Gut Friendly Recipes tool! Gain access to over 500 dietitian-approved recipes, 7-day meal plans, and much more. You can even filter recipes based on diet, occasion, and type of meal, making food more tasty and not taxing.

Gut Friendly Recipes
MyIBD Learning

Learn to Manage IBD with the Latest Information & Resources

Patients and caregivers will find the latest information on IBD research, treatments, and other hot topics through the MyIBD Learning education programs. Register for virtual, in-person, and on-demand programs that provide knowledge and resources for those living with IBD.

Start a Fundraiser and Join our Gut Friendly Cooking Challenge

Sign up for this fun, easy, and delicious way to fundraise for World IBD Day. Until May 19, challenge yourself to cook seven gut friendly recipes using our Gut Friendly Recipes tool. Share your meals on social media to raise awareness and ask family and friends for donations in support of your efforts.

Gut Friendly Cooking Challenge
We Can't Wait App

Find a Restroom When You Need It Most

Live in a more Gut Friendly World when you download the “We Can’t Wait” app! You’ll find a map that quickly identifies your location and the nearest restroom — both public and those within businesses committed to opening their doors to support individuals with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Survey Sticker

Tell Us How We Can Make a More Gut Friendly World

We want to hear from you! Share how we can make a more Gut Friendly World this World IBD Day and beyond. Take the survey (takes less than 2 mins) and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Williams Sonoma so your kitchen is stocked up and ready to prepare Gut Friendly Recipes!
Share Now


The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation extends its thanks to our 2023 World IBD Day sponsors:

Abbvie Sponsor Logo
Boehringer Ingelheim Sponsor Logo
Bristol Myers Squibb Sponsor Logo
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Sponsor Logo
Intuitive Surgical Sponsor Logo
Sanofi Sponsor Logo
Takeda Sponsor Logo