As part of the World IBD Day celebrations EFCCA is organising participation at the Brussels 20 km marathon in order to raise awareness about Crohn´s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affect over 3 million people in Europe.
This year more than 40 countries across the globe joined together in a unified effort to raise awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in honor of World IBD Day, held every year on May 19. This year’s efforts centered around a global video campaign encouraging anyone impacted by IBD to share their story in a short video with the unifying theme of “United We Stand.” Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Commissioner Borgh addressing EFCCA General Assembly
Commissioner Borgh from the European Commission´s Directorate for Health and Consumers welcomed delegates to the 24 General Assembly of EFCCA which took place in Graz (Austria) from 3-6 April 2014. In hispre-recorded speech Commissioner Borgh acknowledged and applauded the work of EFCCA and showed his support to the efforts that the national associations and EFCCA were undertaking to improve the lives of people with IBD.