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         Mission Statement:  To find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  To realize this, the CCFC is committed, first and foremost, to raising funds for medical research.  the CCFC also believes it is important to make all people with inflammatory bowel disease aware of the Foundation, and to educate these individuals, their famalies, health professionals and the public about these diseases.

 

The Sudbury Chapter was established in 1986 and had 13 paid-up members.  These 13 people were the first to attend meetings.  The first public meeting was on May 3, May 10 the first executive meeting and June 26 was the first general meeting.

 

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (formerly the Canadian Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis) is a national not-for-profit voluntary medical research foundation.  Tens of thousands of Canadians suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Anyone regardless of age, sex, or race can get IBD.   People between the ages of 15 and 35 seem to be more susceptible.  Twenty to thirty per cent are children or teeneagers.

Since 1976, when the CCFC was awarded its first research grant of $20,000, over $15 million has been committed to over 100 major medical research projects, the training of research personnel and to the establishment of two world class Intestinal Disease Research Units (at McMaster University in Hamilton and the University of Calgary) - making the CCFC the largest funding agency for inflammatory bowel disease research in Canada.

The key to the CCFC's success is the interest and work of thousands of volunteers in nearly 100 Chapters, Satelites or Affiliates across the country. 

In 1992, the Foundation's name changed to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, to more accratley reflect the two most prevalent intestinal disorders.  Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders of the smal and large intestines.  They are often referred to as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD.

 

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Last updated on 16/04/99

 

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