Building Awareness of IBD and New Treatments: Our Spill Your Guts Campaign
We believe that if more people are aware of the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, then more people will be diagnosed quickly, reducing the pain and suffering that so many patients experience in the early stages of their disease journey. Diagnosed patients who are still experiencing significant problems also need to be aware that more options exist – and see a specialist if their current treatments aren’t working for them.
When inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients get the right diagnosis and treatment early on, it can improve their health outcomes over the long term. That urgent need to bring more patients into remission drove the launch of our public service announcement (PSA) campaign, “Spill Your Guts.” We want this conversation to be more public, and help people find the answers they need more quickly. Check out our TV ads below, and read our press release for more information about this campaign. Some of these spots target undiagnosed patients and talk about the symptoms they may be experiencing; our newest TV spots address diagnosed patients who may need to learn more about medication options.
Our campaign includes television and radio options, and we can provide out of home, digital or print options as well – just reach out to us at [email protected] for more information. Spanish TV & Radio for undiagnosed patients can be downloaded here.
If you are a TV or radio station interested in airing these spots, please use this link for TV and radio-ready spots.
The following TV spots are targeted to undiagnosed patients:
The following spots are targeted to diagnosed patients with breakthrough symptoms. The first one speaks to all of these patients in general terms. The second and third speak to patients who are also long term steroid users, and point out the long term risks of this treatment, while encouraging patients to see a specialist and learn about new options.
A sampling of our radio spots can be enjoyed by clicking the links below. For more, please go to this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.
It's Not Okay
Peter Sagal - Growing Up
Guiding IBD patients at every stage
Along with the PSAs, we've launched spillyourguts.org, where both diagnosed and undiagnosed patients can find support at any stage of their IBD journey. At spillyourguts.org, you’ll find an easy path describing common steps in a patient’s journey. Visit to find important resources such as:
- Looking for a specialist? Explore our Find a Medical Expert directory
- Connect with others and find resources tailored to patients and caregivers
- Learn how to recognize the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and much more
#SpillYourGuts Infographic Generator
Millions of Americans live with IBD, yet familiarity with these diseases is not as high as that of many other diseases with similar incidence levels. That's why it's important for patients to speak up about symptoms. One easy way to do that is by creating a personal infographic! #SpillYourGuts by completing our survey, and then download and share your infographic on social media.
Thank you to our sponsors
The Foundation’s Spill Your Guts campaign is generously supported by Janssen Biotech, Inc. and FCB Health.
Additional support is provided through the Foundation’s annual giving program and other donors.