Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two conditions: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Both diseases are life-long, incurable diseases that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD is painful, severely debilitating and can lead to life-threatening complications as well as increasing the risk of colon cancer.

More than 20,000 people in Ireland have IBD with an estimated two new cases per day. Ireland has the fastest growing rate in the world with the fastest rising rates amongst children. In Crohn's disease, inflammation can occur anywhere in the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. By contrast, ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the large intestine or colon.

I have a dream that I’m turning into reality! Help me and my fellow Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis warriors on our journey by pledging funds to our fellowship.

On Thursday 12th September, we are hosting a continuing professional development event at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road, Burtonhill, Limerick.  The event topics are -


All proceeds from this event will be donated to Cycle4CrohnsColitis an initiative by Attracta O’Regan, supported by Beaumont Hospital Foundation and the Law Society Finuas Skillnet.