Mission: The Great Bowel Movement is a social awareness movement with the goals of empowering patients associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as J-Pouch and Ostomy, to embrace their disease, be proud of their experience, and spread awareness throughout their communities.
The Great Bowel Movement produces trendy “Ask Me” t-shirts designed to be worn out and about, and initiates conversations about IBD. It opens doors to conversations with colleagues or strangers, empowers those who wear them, and creates role models out of those who have overcome, or are overcoming, the challenges of living with chronic illness, who live their lives happily and successfully.
Results: To date, we've distributed over 1000 shirts to empowered patients, including a handful of free SponsorShirts to those who are out there going above and beyond to live their lives as examples and spread awareness.
Over the past two years, we've donated to a variety of IBD and ostomy related charities as a result of our t-shirt sales.
We're currently working with a team to develop more programs and resources to continue our mission of IBD awareness.
As a medical provider, the Great Bowel Movement has been fantastic a fantastic partner. They use innovative ways to increase IBD awareness, reduce stigma, and bring the most up-to-date and accurate information to people living with IBD. A ndrea and Megan are some of the hardest working people I know, genuine, and down to earth. While they work very hard, their success doesn't go to their heads. I would encourage any health care provider who works with IBD patients to reach out to the GBM and tell your patients about them!