World IBD Day 2022



MAY 19, 2022

This year, say #GameOverIBD for World IBD Day!

We are dedicated to increasing awareness of and familiarity with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This month, we are leveling up our efforts and need your help. For World IBD Day on May 19, support our mission to find cures so that we can say “game over” to IBD.

Join us and organizations from more than 50 countries to educate the public about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and raise funds to say #GameOverIBD for #WorldIBDDay2022!


What are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system, causing abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss. 

Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). In addition to the impact on the GI tract, in some patients, IBD may also affect the joints, skin, bones, kidneys, liver, and eyes.

What is World IBD Day?

World IBD Day takes place on May 19 each year to unite people worldwide in the fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Organizations from 50 countries on five continents participate in awareness raising activities to shine a light on the debilitating nature of these chronic and incurable digestive diseases.

Through World IBD Day, we mobilize the IBD community in the United States to say #GameOverIBD, along with our international partners.


See all the ways to get involved this World IBD Day by scrolling down or clicking the links below:

Put yourself on the map | Get your Say Game Over to IBD T-shirt | Start a fundraiser | Join our FB Live Event
 Share stickers on social media | Download a digital background for virtual meetingsPlay the Gutsy game

Put yourself on the map

Help us show IBD patients that they are not alone. Pin yourself on our world map to show your support for the more than 10 million people worldwide affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Say Game Over to IBD t-shirt

Show the world that you're helping us Say Game Over to IBD

When you make a gift of $100 or more, we'll send you an exclusive World IBD Day 2022 "Say Game Over to IBD" T-shirt in appreciation for your special support. Supplies are limited, so please don't wait!

1-UP your support for IBD cures

You can accelerate our progress on the road to cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by starting a live streaming fundraiser on Tiltify! If you are a gamer who has been waiting years to say #GameOverIBD, or if you are a creator excited about a new way support the search for cures, we can help you get started.

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World IBD Day - Facebook Live promo

Join us live on Facebook

What better way to honor World IBD Day than a conversation about traveling the globe? Kay Greveson, a nurse and Crohn’s disease patient based in the UK, will join us via Facebook Live on May 19 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Kay is the Founder & Chairman of IBD Passport, a multi-award winning nonprofit website that supports patients with IBD who plan to travel.

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Add a sticker to your social media posts

Use our GIPHY stickers in your social media posts to say #GameOverIBD for World IBD Day! Search for them using Crohn's, colitis, or IBD in Facebook Messenger, Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and TikTok, or use them from the GIPHY website.
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Download a digital background

Use this limited-edition World IBD Day 2022 background to say #GameOverIBD in virtual meetings—just open the image and right-click to save to your own device!
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Join Gutsy in playing this World IBD Day game

Help Gutsy navigate the IBD symptom monsters. Share your score with friends and family and see who earns the most bragging rights!


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

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Amgen Sponsor
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Janssen - Johnson & Johnson
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