December 1-7 is observed annually as Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week — an opportunity for the IBD community to come together to shed light on Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis.
This year, the CCFA is focusing on making #IBDvisible. They’re increasing awareness and familiarity with the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s and colitis, as well as the other invisible ways the disease affects patients, such as financially and emotionally. They have a lot planned for the week and a number of ways you can get involved, including:
If we as a community can increase awareness and familiarity with IBD, we can enable earlier diagnosis and encourage under-treated populations to seek information and get better care. They hope that through Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, more people will feel encouraged to speak out about their disease and help reduce stigma associated with IBD.