As part of the celebration of the World IBD Day, 19 May 2012, the Brazilian Association for Colitis and Crohn Disease (ABCD) organised the VII Walking for Crohn´s and Colitis at Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo city.
With this activity we aimed to create public awareness about the importance of an early diagnosis and correct treatment of IBD. The walk gathered IBD patients, their relatives, doctors and those supporting the cause.
“ABCD is proud to join the international entities in the effort to spread the knowledge about IBD around the world, which forms part of our mission” says Dr. Flavio Steinwurz, ABCD President and a member of WGO (World Gastroenterology Organisation) IBD task force.
The ABCD initiative is internationally recognized for gathering hundreds of people and attracting IBD patients from all over Brazil.