Dec 1-7 Proclaimed Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

The Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Shines a Spotlight on Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week with Proclamations from Oregon, Washington, and Portland

Seattle, 11/30/2023 — The Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is proud to recognize Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week from December 1 to 7. This meaningful week aims to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), while fostering understanding and support for those with these chronic conditions. 


In a significant acknowledgment of our mission, the states of Oregon and Washington, and the city of Portland have issued formal proclamations recognizing the vital role of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week in our community. 


The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through advocacy, education, and support. This week-long initiative provides an opportunity for our community to come together, share stories, and increase awareness about the challenges faced by those living with IBD. 


The proclamations from Oregon, Washington, and Portland underscore the importance of acknowledging the impact of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis on individuals and their families. These official recognitions serve as a testament to the commitment of local leaders in supporting the mission of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. 


Throughout Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will host various events and activities to engage the community, including informational get-togethers, virtual support groups, and social media campaigns. By fostering understanding and empathy, we strive to create a more supportive environment for those living with IBD. 


"We are deeply honored to receive proclamations from Portland, Oregon, and Washington, recognizing the importance of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. This acknowledgment strengthens our resolve to continue advocating for those affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis," said Libby Calovich, Director at the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. 


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation invites community members, healthcare professionals, and the public to join us in raising awareness for IBD and supporting individuals affected by these challenging diseases. To learn more about our events and initiatives during IBD Awareness Week, please visit or contact the Northwest Chapter at [email protected]

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the mission of curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for the millions of Americans living with IBD. The Foundation’s work is dramatically accelerating the research process, while also providing extensive educational and support resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public.