DECEMBER 1-7, 2023

Help Make #IBDVisible For Awareness Week

“But you don't look sick.” This phrase is all too common for 1 in 100 Americans living with the invisible symptoms of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively known as IBD.

Together, during awareness week, help Make #IBDVisible by spreading the word and accelerating research on behalf of millions of adults and children living with IBD.

Here's how —

Vote for An IBD Warrior Or Supporter | Double Your Donation & Claim Your T-Shirt | Learn More About IBD | Livestream for Awareness Week


Living with a chronic illness takes guts—vote for an IBD warrior or supporter now!

Do you know someone who is making IBD visible in their life?

  • Rocio makes #IBDVisible by mentoring other IBD patients through the Foundation's Power of Two peer mentorship program. That takes guts.

Sound like someone you know? Vote for a friend, family member, caregiver, or healthcare hero (Or yourself!) for the first-ever
It Takes Guts Award.

The winner will receive a limited-edition T-shirt and get featured on the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's social media as the It Takes Guts first annual award-winner.

Million Dollar Match: Donate to Accelerate Innovative IBD Research

All gifts will be matched, up to a total of $1 million now through Dec. 31. Best of all, this match will be directed to support research, specifically our unique Litwin IBD Pioneers program. This program funds innovative early-stage research ideas that have the strong potential to open new directions for IBD research. Plus, when you donate $50 or more, you’ll receive a limited-edition T-shirt to Make IBD Visible all year long. Don’t forget to dedicate your gift to someone you love with IBD, and you will help fund research that positively impacts patients’ health.


Learn More About IBD

What is IBD?

IBD stands for inflammatory bowel disease, an umbrella term for disorders that cause chronic gastrointestinal (GI) tract inflammation.

Get IBD Support

Are you undiagnosed but experiencing gut symptoms? Or newly diagnosed and need support with treatment options and medical care? You are not alone.

Register for MyIBD Learning

Knowledge is power. Register for virtual, in-person, and on-demand programs through the MyIBD Learning education programs.

Livestream to Make IBD Visible

In honor of Awareness Week, Make #IBDVisible by launching a charity livestream. Your livestream will help increase awareness of Crohn’s and colitis and the funds you raise will help us find cures for millions of children and adults living with IBD.
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Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week was created in 2011 by U.S. Senate Resolution 199 and takes place annually from December 1–7.

The Foundation and its sponsors support Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week by bringing together the IBD community to raise awareness and educate the public about IBD as part of our mission to see a future free from Crohn's and colitis

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