On October 3rd, we will celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day. This actually marks one decade of Ostomy Awareness Day – the first annual celebration was in 2010! Ostomy Awareness Day is an important day for ostomates and non-ostomates alike to talk about ostomies and end the stigma surrounding life with a stoma. Stoma surgery can be lifesaving and many people report that they feel that they have a much better quality of life following their stoma surgery.
Ostomates across the world will be celebrating Ostomy Awareness Day by:
- posting about their ostomy on Instagram, TikTok and other social media to raise awareness
- sharing their “stoma-versary” story (why and when they decided to get their ostomy) and how it changed their lives
- wearing Stoma Stickers – click here to request your free sticker from Coloplast & click here to request your free sticker from Hollister
- making a donation to Friends of Ostomates Worldwide Canada (FOWC) to continue their life-saving work with ostomates in countries where they are not as well supported. Click here to read our blog highlighting FOWC and find out how you can help.
October 3rd also happens to be the day of this year’s virtual Stoma Stroll. Click here to learn more about the virtual Stoma Stroll. Nightingale Medical Supplies is a proud sponsor of the Stoma Stroll – we hope to see you on social media!
In addition to being supporters of the Stoma Stroll, Nightingale Medical Supplies is proud to offer a wide range of ostomy products. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to your local Nightingale store or send us an email at email@example.com and we will be happy to help.