Stoma Stroll 2020

The Annual Stoma Stroll will look a little different this year, but the spirit or raising awareness is still there! Stoma Stroll 2020 will be held virtually. Until September 15th, tag photos of yourself doing an activity that shows how you are living life with an ostomy. Then, on October 3rd there will be a video premiere of all the people across Canada living life to the fullest! You can also help by raising money through donations for the Ostomy Canada Society. Check out Ostomy Canada’s website for more information on how to be a part of this year’s event.

Living with an ostomy can often feel like an invisible disease. People cannot tell that you are struggling with a medical condition unless you decide to tell them, and it can feel like you are alone. Building a community with others who are going through the same things can boost your confidence and once again live life to the fullest. In fact, being a part of a social community and engaging with others can lead to better health outcomes*! That is why it’s so important for ostomates to reach out to each other and come together for events like the Annual Stoma Stroll – even if they are online.

Nightingale Medical Supplies is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Stoma Stroll. If you are looking for ostomy products, look no further – we’ve got you covered! Check out our collection of pouching systems and accessories by clicking here.

 

*Berkman LF, Glass T, Brissette I, Seeman TE. From social integration to health: Durkheim in the new millennium. Social Science and Medicine 51(2000):843-857.