Running together to raise awareness on IBD
This year EFCCA will participate in the 20 km marathon race in Brussels which will take place just one day before World IBD Day.
A team of committed runners from some of the 30 EFCCA national associations will gather in Brussels on 18 May to run the 20 km marathon as part of the EFCCA team. The aim is to raise awareness on the issue of IBD as part of a wider media campaign which will conclude in October 2014.
EFCCA is pleased to inform you that Crohn’s and Colitis UK is organising an impressive awareness campaign taking in place in May, part of the WORLD IBD DAY set of events all over the world!
The UK's theme this year is IBD Sports and Fitness, using the public interest in the London Olympics to highlight how IBD affects fitness and participation in Sport. Through a special website Crohn's and Colitis UK conducted a survey of nearly 1,000 members which found that about one third do not take part in any exercise or sporting activities and a quarter said their fitness was low. 80% had had to give up a sport at some time either temporarily or permanently.
As part of the UK media campaign five sporting champions who have IBD have spoken about their life with Crohn’s or Colitis. You can see their stories on the campaign website at www.ibdsportsandfitness.co.uk.
We are delighted to announce that EFCCA moved into a brand new, independent and bigger office!
It is located in Rue des Chartreux 33-35 in Brussels, very close to the “old” one.
FEEDBACK FROM THE WORLD IBD DAY
Brussels, 19 May 2011
The sky is cloudy but weather forecasts are not very bad… fingers crossed.
9.45 AM – Marco Greco, Isabella Haaf and myself enter the Berlaymont building a little bit excited.
At 10.00 AM - Mrs Darmanin the head of the Cabinet of the Commissioner on Health and Consumers’ protection, Mr Dalli, is waiting for us.
It is the first time that EFCCA has the chance of presenting its mission and goals. More than one hour meeting: a very productive one, the agreement of seeking for stronger collaboration and the promise of visiting us in autumn.
EFCCA IS GLAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE WORLD IBD DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED IN BRUSSELS ON THE 19TH OF MAY ! IT’’S THE FIRST TIME WE ALL HAVE THE CHANCE TO RAISE AWARENESS AND GIVE PEOPLE WITH IBD A LOUDER VOICE IN EUROPE!