About World IBD Day - May 19, 2023

Create a Gut Friendly World in your community! Get your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors involved in the Gut Friendly Cooking Challenge. 

Pick a date now through May 19 and host a gut friendly fundraising event:

    • Invite your friends and family over for a gut friendly cooking class

    • Pick a few gut friendly recipes and host a dinner party

    • Share some gut friendly recipes with your friends and organize a cook-off

Use the Gut Friendly Recipes tool to plan your meals. Charge an entry fee or ask for donations to participate in your gut friendly event. Make sure your guests are sharing their meals on social media to raise awareness for World IBD Day!

For more ideas, visit our Get Creative page

Join the challenge and fundraise while you cook!

Make a gut friendly world this World IBD Day by raising awareness and funds as you challenge yourself to cook seven gut friendly meals now through May 19.

How it works:

  1. Become a Fundraiser and register for the challenge. Share your fundraising page and encourage donations in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
  2. Browse through hundreds of gut friendly recipes using our Gut Friendly Recipes tool and create a seven-day meal plan.
  3. Share your meals on social media to raise awareness and ask for donations in support of your efforts. Use #WorldIBDDay so we can see your meals!

BONUS: Raise $50 and receive an exclusive World IBD Day apron to help you prepare gut friendly meals all year long.

How Your Fundraiser Makes an Impact

Your support for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation aids our many efforts to alleviate suffering and to find cures, including:

  • Advancing New Therapies by funding research that uncovers new treatments and brings us closer to cures.
  • Improving Surgery Outcomes with Foundation-funded research studies shedding light on how to improve techniques and post-operative care.
  • Making Eating with IBD easier with our new free Gut Friendly Recipes online recipe finder.
  • Educating and Empowering Patients through our new resources including our new IBD Medication Guide.
  • Making it Easier for Patients to Locate Public Restrooms through our free We Can’t Wait public restroom finder app.
  • Encouraging people with IBD to reach out to specialists for care through our “Spill Your Guts” Public Service Announcements.
  • Changing Children’s Lives through Camp Oasis, our co-ed residential summer camp for kids with IBD.
  • Advocating Within State Legislatures to support IBD patients in their battles with health insurance companies.

To learn more about our accomplishments read the latest issue of our Impact Report