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From IBD Agony to Golf Tee Philanthropy – May 26 Swing Back at Crohn’s and Colitis Charity Golf Tournament

  • Manderley on the Green 5920 Prince of Wales Drive North Gower, ON, K0A 2T0 Canada (map)

WHAT: First annual Swing Back at Crohn’s and Colitis Charity golf tournament in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

Crohn's and colitis (ulcerative colitis) are a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD inflames the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and disrupts the body's ability to digest food, absorb nutrition, and eliminate waste in a healthy manner. IBD severely impacts quality of life through ongoing debilitating symptoms, reduction in ability to work, social stigma, management of bathroom access issues, difficulty with physical intimacy, and restriction in career choices. Canada has among the highest reported prevalence and incidence rates of Crohn’s and colitis in the world: more than 1 in every 150 Canadians have Crohn’s and colitis, and over 10,200 new cases are diagnosed every year.

To date (May 16), over $10,000 of funds have been raised for the tournament. Our top sponsor is Flora Hall Brewing.

WHO: Organizers – Neil Kothary and Daniel Wachna (friends)

Over 72 attendees – including young professionals, medical researchers, and individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Sponsors – over 20 companies including Flora Hall Brewing, KPMG, Deloitte, Sherwin Williams, Café Deluxe, and Polanco Home Furniture & Interior Decor Solutions.

WHY: Neil and Daniel are both diagnosees of inflammatory bowel disease and are hosting this charity golf tournament to help drive efforts to bring awareness and putt an end to Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.

Neil was diagnosed with Crohn's disease 15 years ago (at age 13). Since his diagnosis, he has undergone several different drug treatments as well as over 10 surgeries. Furthermore, Neil has had an ileostomy bag for almost 6 years.

Daniel was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 3 years ago after spending a week in the hospital and is now managing the disease with daily medication.

Despite everything, Neil and Daniel have managed to live a mostly normal life, thanks a large part to the support they have received from their respective family and friends. And despite everything, inflammatory bowel disease does not take away from Neil and Daniel’s personalities and positive attitudes in life.

Today Neil and Daniel are giving back to Crohn's and Colitis Canada through fundraising efforts.

WHERE: Manderley on the Green - 5920 Prince of Wales Dr, North Gower, ON K0A 2T0

WHEN: May 26 9:00AM – 3:30PM EDT

  • 9:00AM - Registration
  • 10:00AM - Tee off
  • 2:00PM - Lunch

We hope to see you there!