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The August issue of Digestive Health Monthly features tips for children with digestive disorders going back to school as well as news from the community.We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!  

Back to School with GI Disorders

Functional GI and motility disorders affect people of all ages including kids and teens. Back-to-school time can cause stress and anxiety in both children and parents. If your child has a GI disorder, here are some tips to help with this exciting and challenging time of year.  


Awareness Walk to take Place in Washington

An active member of DHA, Stephanie is hosting the Second Annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health in Bellingham, Washington. Last year, Stephanie raised over $3,000. Whether you walk with Stephanie or support her from afar, you can participate in making this event a success.   


Advocacy Results
H.R. 842 Receives Another Cosponsor

Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) has signed on as the 12th cosponsor of The FGIMD Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 842)!  Representative Perlmutter previously supported this bill in the 112th Congress after his constituents Natalie and Grant Abbott enlisted their friends and family to send cards to the Representative asking for support for FGIMD research. Card campaigns like Natalie's can be tremendously effective when working with your congressperson. Read about Natalie's campaign or contact IFFGD to start a card campaign of your own.  


Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) with constituents and DHA advocates, Grant and Natalie Abbot

Research Corner
IFFGD is sponsoring 3 research grants for idiopathic gastroparesis 

Because of generous donations from people like you as well as the efforts of our DHA fundraisers like Stephanie, we are sponsoring three grants to fund research related to idiopathic gastroparesis. These grants represent our commitment to scientific advancement and our hope that medical research will lead to meaningful results in the treatment of gastroparesis and other functional GI and motility disorders.  



IFFGD, a nonprofit organization, and its grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA), rely on donor support to fund research and to provide reliable information and support to those affected by functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders.


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