World IBD Day

19th May 2018

World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and unites people worldwide in their fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases


IBD, which stands for inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.


During the global campaign famous landmarks will be lit in purple in order to raise awareness about the daily challenges of living with IBD. Many countries, cities and people worldwide will join the fight against IBD. Alongside illuminated landmarks patient associations and activists will organise local supporting events aimed at lobbying and/providing information about IBD.


Crohn’s and Colitis UK will celebrate World IBD Day with a wedding theme as it will coincide with the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


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