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CCFC and AbbVie Awarding Scholarships to Empower Students Living with IBD

Friday, May 31st, 2013

 

 

Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada and Abb­Vie Cor­po­ra­tion Award­ing Schol­ar­ships to Empower Seven Incred­i­ble Youth with IBD

 

Nom­i­na­tions now being accepted for Sec­ond Annual Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram that rewards remark­able stu­dents liv­ing with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis.

Canada has one of the high­est reported preva­lence of inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (IBD) in the world and 20–30% of peo­ple with IBD are diag­nosed before the age of 20*. To sup­port Cana­dian stu­dents liv­ing with IBD and raise aware­ness about this chronic dis­ease, the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram  is accept­ing nom­i­na­tions from young peo­ple liv­ing with IBD.

In part­ner­ship with the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC), the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is designed to award stu­dents who are liv­ing well with IBD, and strive to sus­tain an opti­mal level of well­ness allow­ing them to excel while inspir­ing oth­ers to do the same. Through an unre­stricted edu­ca­tional grant by Abb­Vie, CCFC will extend seven (7) one-time schol­ar­ships of up to $5,000 CAN to stu­dents liv­ing with IBD who are enter­ing into or are cur­rently attend­ing a post-secondary edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion. Stu­dents of all ages are wel­come to apply and the schol­ar­ship can be used for any Cana­dian post-secondary insti­tu­tion.  “I am com­mit­ted to liv­ing each day to the fullest and I’m so grate­ful to the CCFC and Abb­Vie for giv­ing me the oppor­tu­nity and inspi­ra­tion to push harder and help me excel at my aca­d­e­mic goals,” says Clin­ton Shard, one of seven (7) 2012 “gutsy” schol­ar­ship win­ners. “While the mon­e­tary schol­ar­ship pro­vides an incen­tive, it also rep­re­sents an invest­ment in assist­ing stu­dents liv­ing with IBD and help­ing us achieve our dreams.”

Through ini­tia­tives such as the schol­ar­ship pro­gram, Abb­Vie aims to con­tinue accel­er­at­ing the recog­ni­tion of the bur­den of IBD and help fur­ther the global dis­sem­i­na­tion of evolv­ing approaches to bet­ter care for peo­ple liv­ing with IBD.

“Abb­Vie is proud to part­ner again this year with CCFC for the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram. This ini­tia­tive is a great exam­ple of a part­ner­ship that makes a dif­fer­ence in people’s lives,” states Felipe Pas­trana, Gen­eral Man­ager of Abb­Vie Canada. “While our name, Abb­Vie, has changed – our com­mit­ment to the IBD com­mu­nity endures. Over the years, Abb­Vie has shown con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to peo­ple liv­ing with IBD by help­ing orga­ni­za­tions and health care providers alike bet­ter under­stand the impact of these dis­eases on people’s lives. Abb­Vie rec­og­nizes the need for bet­ter dis­ease diag­no­sis and mon­i­tor­ing to help improve the lives of mil­lions of peo­ple affected by this chronic and debil­i­tat­ing dis­ease.” IBD Inci­dence Rates on the Rise Inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease, or IBD, is a group of dis­or­ders that causes the intestines to become inflamed and ulcer­ated. This is caused by an abnor­mal response of the body’s immune system.

A recent sur­vey con­ducted by the CCFC found that 69 per­cent of peo­ple who had IBD when they were young were delayed in com­plet­ing their post-secondary edu­ca­tion. 89 per­cent who had IBD as a child felt that they could have achieved more at school with­out their dis­ease. Since there is cur­rently no known cure or cause, young peo­ple need strate­gies to achieve their best long-term health despite their diagnosis.

Unfor­tu­nately, a major­ity of peo­ple liv­ing with IBD endure many chal­lenges when it comes to their edu­ca­tion. With inten­sive med­ical treat­ments, debil­i­tat­ing symp­toms and lengthy hos­pi­tal stays, keep­ing up with school can become extremely difficult.

“Due to the iso­lat­ing nature of the dis­ease, peo­ple liv­ing with IBD too often miss out on the great life expe­ri­ences many of us take for granted, includ­ing com­plet­ing their edu­ca­tion,” says Dr. Kevin Glas­gow, CCFC’s Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer. “The Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship was born of the desire to sup­port stu­dents with Crohn’s and col­i­tis and help empower them to con­tinue their edu­ca­tion and excel to their fullest poten­tial. Our chal­lenge is to find more youth like Clin­ton who are speak­ing out to help reduce the stigma asso­ci­ated with diges­tive dis­ease. By telling their sto­ries through the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, we know we can inspire many oth­ers to do the same at a time when advanc­ing pub­lic under­stand­ing of IBD is needed most.”

The Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram – The A, B, C’s The Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, in part­ner­ship with CCFC, is designed for appli­cants of any age enter­ing into or attend­ing a Canadian-based post-secondary insti­tu­tion. Appli­cants must be:

· A legal and per­ma­nent res­i­dent of Canada;

· Diag­nosed with inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease by a physician;

· Seek­ing an associate’s, under­grad­u­ate, or grad­u­ate degree from a Cana­dian uni­ver­sity; col­lege; or enrolled in a trade school edu­ca­tional program;

· Enrolled in or await­ing accep­tance from a Canadian-based post-educational insti­tu­tion for the Fall semes­ter of 2013; and

· A stu­dent who demon­strates aca­d­e­mic aspi­ra­tion and strives to sus­tain an opti­mal level of well­ness in spite of their IBD, allow­ing them to excel to reach their per­sonal and aca­d­e­mic goals and inspir­ing oth­ers to do the same. Visit www.ccfc.ca<http://www.ccfc.ca> for full appli­ca­tion details.

 

About CCFC:

 

· The Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC) is a volunteer-based reg­is­tered char­ity ded­i­cated to find­ing the cure for Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis and improv­ing the lives of chil­dren and adults affected by these chronic dis­eases. To date, the CCFC has invested more than $76 mil­lion in research, mak­ing the foun­da­tion a world leader in non-governmental fund­ing of IBD research.

· Cana­dian researchers funded by CCFC are con­duct­ing cut­ting edge research and are sus­tain­ing the hope for a cure worldwide.

 

Click here for more infor­ma­tion about CCFC!

 

About Abb­Vie Abb­Vie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany formed in 2013 fol­low­ing sep­a­ra­tion from Abbott. Abb­Vie com­bines the focus and pas­sion of a leading-edge biotech with the exper­tise and struc­ture of a long-established phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal leader. The company’s mis­sion is to use its exper­tise, ded­i­cated peo­ple and unique approach to inno­va­tion to develop and mar­ket advanced ther­a­pies that address some of the world’s most com­plex and seri­ous dis­eases. Abb­Vie aims to help patients live health­ier lives and col­lab­o­rate on sus­tain­able health­care solu­tions. Abb­Vie employs approx­i­mately 21,000 peo­ple world­wide and mar­kets med­i­cines in more than 170 coun­tries. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the com­pany and its peo­ple, port­fo­lio and com­mit­ments, please visit www.abbvie.com<http://www.abbvie.com> or www.abbvie.ca<http://www.abbvie.ca>. Fol­low @abb­vie on Twit­ter or check out careers on their Face­book page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CCFC & Abbott Scholarship Program in Support of Students Living with IBD!!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

 

 

 

 

Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada and Abbott Announce new IBD Ini­tia­tive in Sup­port of Students

New Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram Empow­ers Stu­dents with IBD 

 

 

A recent sur­vey of Cana­di­ans liv­ing with or affected by inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (IBD), car­ried out by the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC), found that a major­ity of youth feel that they could have achieved more at school if they did not have the dis­ease. Nearly 70 per­cent of respon­dents were delayed in com­plet­ing their post-secondary edu­ca­tion due to their illness.

Unfor­tu­nately, a major­ity of IBD patients endure many chal­lenges when it comes to their edu­ca­tion. With inten­sive med­ical treat­ments, debil­i­tat­ing symp­toms and lengthy hos­pi­tal stays, keep­ing up with school can become extremely difficult.

 

Inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis) causes intesti­nal tis­sue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed eas­ily. Patients suf­fer from symp­toms includ­ing abdom­i­nal pain, cramp­ing, fatigue and diar­rhea that is often urgent and unexpected.

 

  • Dur­ing an active flare-up of the dis­ease, 86 per cent of suf­fer­ers have more than five bowel move­ments or “false urges” a day, and 14 per cent of those have more than 20 per day;
  • Dur­ing an active flare-up of the dis­ease, 44 per cent of suf­fer­ers described their pain as ago­niz­ing and debil­i­tat­ing or steady pain that lasts for hours;
  • 66 per cent expe­ri­enced depres­sion and anx­i­ety dur­ing an active flare of their disease.*

To sup­port Cana­dian stu­dents liv­ing with IBD, empower them and to raise aware­ness about this chronic dis­ease, CCFC and Abbott Canada are launch­ing the new Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, designed to help encour­age stu­dents to live well with IBD so that they can excel at their per­sonal and aca­d­e­mic goals.

 

Through an unre­stricted edu­ca­tional grant by Abbott in Canada, CCFC will extend seven one-time schol­ar­ships of up to $5,000 CAN to stu­dents liv­ing with IBD who are enter­ing into or cur­rently attend­ing a post-secondary edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion. Stu­dents of all ages are wel­come to apply and the schol­ar­ship can be used for any Cana­dian post-secondary institution.

 

“The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram sup­ports stu­dents with Crohn’s and col­i­tis dur­ing a crit­i­cal time in their lives, help­ing ensure their dis­ease doesn’t pre­vent them from achiev­ing their full poten­tial,” says Dr. Kevin Glas­gow, CCFC’s Chief Exec­u­tive Officer.

 

“Due to the iso­lat­ing nature of the dis­ease, peo­ple liv­ing with IBD too often miss out on the great life expe­ri­ences many of us take for granted, includ­ing com­plet­ing their edu­ca­tion. While the search for a cure con­tin­ues, we believe this part­ner­ship with Abbott will open many doors, and help lift some of the bur­den of liv­ing with IBD,” he added.

 

“We are very pleased to be part­ner­ing with the CCFC on this impor­tant ini­tia­tive. Enabling and encour­ag­ing those liv­ing with IBD to get back to what is impor­tant in their lives, like con­tin­u­ing their edu­ca­tion, is essen­tial in tak­ing charge of their ill­ness and not let­ting it stop them,” adds Felipe Pas­trana, Gen­eral Man­ager, Pro­pri­etary Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Abbott Canada.

 

The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram – The A, B, C’s

The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, in sup­port of CCFC, is designed for appli­cants of any age enter­ing into or attend­ing a Canadian-based post-secondary insti­tu­tion. Appli­cants must be:

  • A legal and per­ma­nent res­i­dent of Canada
  • Diag­nosed with inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease by a physician
  • Seek­ing an associate’s, under­grad­u­ate, or grad­u­ate degree or enrolled in a trade school edu­ca­tional program
  • A stu­dent who demon­strates aca­d­e­mic ambi­tion and embraces a way of life that goes above and beyond the bound­aries of liv­ing with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis
  • Enrolled in or await­ing accep­tance from a Canadian-based post– sec­ondary insti­tu­tion for fall semes­ter of 2012

Visit www.ccfc.ca for full appli­ca­tions details.

 

About CCFC

  • The Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada is a volunteer-based reg­is­tered char­ity ded­i­cated to find­ing the cure for Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis, com­monly referred to as inflam­ma­tory bowel disease.
  • The Foun­da­tion is com­mit­ted to edu­cat­ing IBD patients, their fam­i­lies, health pro­fes­sion­als and the gen­eral pub­lic about the diseases.
  • Since its found­ing, CCFC has invested more than $71 mil­lion in IBD research, mak­ing the foun­da­tion a world leader in non-governmental fund­ing of IBD research
  • Cana­dian researchers funded by CCFC are conuct­ing cut­ting edge research and are sus­tain­ing the hope for a cure worldwide.

 

For more infor­ma­tion about CCFC, please visit www.ccfc.ca.

 

About Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad based health care com­pany devoted to the dis­cov­ery, devel­op­ment, man­u­fac­ture and mar­ket­ing of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and med­ical prod­ucts, includ­ing nutri­tion­als, devices and diag­nos­tics. The com­pany employs approx­i­mately 91,000 peo­ple and mar­kets its prod­ucts in more than 130 countries.

 

Abbott has been oper­at­ing in Canada since 1931 and its Cana­dian oper­a­tions are head­quar­tered in Mon­treal, Que­bec. Abbott Canada employs more than 2,000 peo­ple. Abbott’s news releases and other infor­ma­tion are avail­able on the company’s web sites at www.abbott.ca and www.abbott.com.

 

* The CCFC Impacts of IBD sur­vey was car­ried out online amongst a nation­ally rep­re­sen­ta­tive sam­ple of more than 500 Canadians.

 

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CCFC and Abbott Announce new IBD Initiative in Support of Students

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

 

 

Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada and Abbott Announce new IBD Ini­tia­tive in Sup­port of Students

New Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram Empow­ers Stu­dents with IBD

 

A recent sur­vey of Cana­di­ans liv­ing with or affected by inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (IBD), car­ried out by the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC), found that a major­ity of youth feel that they could have achieved more at school if they did not have the dis­ease. Nearly 70 per­cent of respon­dents were delayed in com­plet­ing their post-secondary edu­ca­tion due to their illness.

Unfor­tu­nately, a major­ity of IBD patients endure many chal­lenges when it comes to their edu­ca­tion. With inten­sive med­ical treat­ments, debil­i­tat­ing symp­toms and lengthy hos­pi­tal stays, keep­ing up with school can become extremely difficult.

 

Inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis) causes intesti­nal tis­sue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed eas­ily. Patients suf­fer from symp­toms includ­ing abdom­i­nal pain, cramp­ing, fatigue and diar­rhea that are often urgent and unexpected.

 

·         Dur­ing an active flare-up of the dis­ease, 86 per cent of suf­fer­ers have more than five bowel move­ments or “false urges” a day, and 14 per cent of those have more than 20 per day;

·         Dur­ing an active flare-up of the dis­ease, 44 per cent of suf­fer­ers described their pain as ago­niz­ing and debil­i­tat­ing or steady pain that lasts for hours;

·         66 per cent expe­ri­enced depres­sion and anx­i­ety dur­ing an active flare of their disease.*

To sup­port Cana­dian stu­dents liv­ing with IBD, empower them and to raise aware­ness about this chronic dis­ease, CCFC and Abbott Canada are launch­ing the new Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, designed to help encour­age stu­dents to live well with IBD so that they can excel at their per­sonal and aca­d­e­mic goals.

 

Through an unre­stricted edu­ca­tional grant by Abbott in Canada, CCFC will extend seven one-time schol­ar­ships of up to $5,000 CAN to stu­dents liv­ing with IBD who are enter­ing into or cur­rently attend­ing a post-secondary edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion. Stu­dents of all ages are wel­come to apply and the schol­ar­ship can be used for any Cana­dian post-secondary institution.

 

“The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram sup­ports stu­dents with Crohn’s and col­i­tis dur­ing a crit­i­cal time in their lives, help­ing ensure their dis­ease doesn’t pre­vent them from achiev­ing their full poten­tial,” says Dr. Kevin Glas­gow, CCFC’s Chief Exec­u­tive Officer.

 

“Due to the iso­lat­ing nature of the dis­ease, peo­ple liv­ing with IBD too often miss out on the great life expe­ri­ences many of us take for granted, includ­ing com­plet­ing their edu­ca­tion. While the search for a cure con­tin­ues, we believe this part­ner­ship with Abbott will open many doors, and help lift some of the bur­den of liv­ing with IBD,” he added.

 

“We are very pleased to be part­ner­ing with the CCFC on this impor­tant ini­tia­tive. Enabling and encour­ag­ing those liv­ing with IBD to get back to what is impor­tant in their lives, like con­tin­u­ing their edu­ca­tion, is essen­tial in tak­ing charge of their ill­ness and not let­ting it stop them,” adds Felipe Pas­trana, Gen­eral Man­ager, Pro­pri­etary Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Abbott Canada.

 

The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram – The A, B, C’s

The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, in sup­port of CCFC, is designed for appli­cants of any age enter­ing into or attend­ing a Canadian-based post-secondary insti­tu­tion. Appli­cants must be:

·         A legal and per­ma­nent res­i­dent of Canada

·         Diag­nosed with inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease by a physician

·         Seek­ing an associate’s, under­grad­u­ate, or grad­u­ate degree or enrolled in a trade school edu­ca­tional program

·         A stu­dent who demon­strates aca­d­e­mic ambi­tion and embraces a way of life that goes above and beyond the bound­aries of liv­ing with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis

·         Enrolled in or await­ing accep­tance from a Canadian-based post– sec­ondary insti­tu­tion for fall semes­ter of 2012

Visit www.ccfc.ca for full appli­ca­tions details.

 

About CCFC

·         The Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada is a volunteer-based reg­is­tered char­ity ded­i­cated to find­ing the cure for Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis, com­monly referred to as inflam­ma­tory bowel disease.

·         The Foun­da­tion is com­mit­ted to edu­cat­ing IBD patients, their fam­i­lies, health pro­fes­sion­als and the gen­eral pub­lic about the diseases.

·         Since its found­ing, CCFC has invested more than $71 mil­lion in IBD research, mak­ing the foun­da­tion a world leader in non-governmental fund­ing of IBD research

·         Cana­dian researchers funded by CCFC are con­duct­ing cut­ting edge research and are sus­tain­ing the hope for a cure worldwide.

 

For more infor­ma­tion about CCFC, please visit www.ccfc.ca.

 

About Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad based health care com­pany devoted to the dis­cov­ery, devel­op­ment, man­u­fac­ture and mar­ket­ing of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and med­ical prod­ucts, includ­ing nutri­tion­als, devices and diag­nos­tics. The com­pany employs approx­i­mately 91,000 peo­ple and mar­kets its prod­ucts in more than 130 countries.

 

Abbott has been oper­at­ing in Canada since 1931 and its Cana­dian oper­a­tions are head­quar­tered in Mon­treal, Que­bec. Abbott Canada employs more than 2,000 peo­ple. Abbott’s news releases and other infor­ma­tion are avail­able on the company’s web sites at www.abbott.ca and www.abbott.com.

 

Join the Gutsy Walk as it is the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada’s (CCFC’s) most ener­getic and fun fundrais­ing event! On June 10, 2012, thou­sands  of Cana­di­ans at almost 80 loca­tions across the coun­try will walk together to raise  money to find a cure for inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (IBD), which is made up of  Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis.

 

Teams  are the fastest grow­ing type of par­tic­i­pa­tion. There are so many ways to form a  team. Look around you and turn your friends, fam­ily, col­leagues and class­mates  into team­mates. There are many dif­fer­ent types of teams you can form:

Friends  and fam­ily team
Talk to your fam­ily and friends and ask them to join your team. These are the peo­ple who will care about your per­sonal life and  you’ll be sur­prised how sup­port­ive they can be.

 

Work­place  team
Gather your co-workers, busi­ness asso­ciates, clients or  sup­pli­ers to form a work­place team, and don’t for­get to ask com­pa­nies about  their “Cor­po­rate Match­ing Program”

 

School/college  team


Ask your teach­ers, stu­dents, par­ents or sup­port staff from your  school or college.

 

 

 

 

Prizes:

 

 

Level Amount Raised Prize
A $50 *****Water bot­tle (You will receive at the event)
B $125 *****$10 Cana­dian Tire Gift Card + water bottle
C $250 *****$25 Cana­dian Tire Gift Card + water bottle
D $500 *****$50 HBC Gift Card + water bottle
E $1,000 *****$100 HBC Gift Card + water bottle
F $5,000 *****$500 Future Shop Gift Card + water bottle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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