Donalda Penley helped to organize the Gutsy Walk and she gave me a recap of their walk to raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
“We had a wonderful time with around 80 participants. The weather was great, lots of fun and comradery, everyone coming together for a common cause to support research for a cure and better treatment options for those challenged with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) an Autoimmune disease not necessarily visible to onlookers which belies the war raging internally."
Emily’s Got Guts has raised $35,704.00 and with the Saskatchewan Government matching 25% of the raffle tickets sold which is approximately $4388.00
The Winner of the 1st prize Traeger BBQ pkg. was Karen from Swift Current.
2nd Prize Dewalt tools won by Mark in Estevan.
3rd Prize Propane Fire Pit won by Chris of Lloydminster.
Emily’s Got Guts is currently sitting in second place Nationwide in the Top Team fundraising Teams and Emily’s personal fundraising effort in 6th place across Canada as a Top fundraiser.
There were four physical Walk locations in Saskatchewan: Regina, Swift Current, Saskatoon and Prince Albert
"Our walk location was Swift Current and we are currently at approximately $43,000. National’s Goal is 3.65 million and is currently at approximately 3,004,000.00 million. Donations personal and corporate are accepted and appreciated right through to July 2nd to count toward this year’s Walk."
The Gutsy Walk is Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s single largest annual fundraiser.
The funds raised go towards Research, two Children/Youths Summer Camps (Got to Go) the Western one located in Bragg Creek, AB. and the Eastern in Brigadoon, Nova Scotia, Scholarships (3 out of 10 were awarded last year to Saskatchewan students), Patient programs, local support, advocacy, education and awareness.
“We would like to thank everyone in our home communities for their amazing support. The support that I personally have received from my hometown of Torquay, Estevan and the surrounding areas, our Business Community (a reminder to buy locally) has been amazing and words are never enough to express my gratitude.”