Saturday, May 19, is World IBD Day – a day set aside for raising awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (known as "Inflammatory Bowel Disease" or "IBD"). These chronic illnesses affect millions of people worldwide, and currently there is no cure. The work of Lybba's partner organization, ImproveCareNow, however, has increased the percentage of kids in remission (feeling well, no symptoms, fully active) from 50% to over 75%, without any new drugs.
Just in time to help celebrate World IBD Day, ICN is launching its official blog – LOOP! We all have a voice – patients, parents, clinicians and researchers – to share our stories, ideas, and innovations. The organization will join the global conversation about IBD, and about improving care and outcomes for those who are living with these chronic illnesses.
ICN is currently 36 centers strong and growing. Its goal is to deliver the ICN standard of care to all kids in the US with IBD, so 10,000 feel well instead of sick. You can help them reach this goal. Visit LOOP and help spread the word and raise awareness about IBD, this weekend.