WE ARE MARCHING TO PARLIAMENT TO PRESENT OUR #wecantwait PETITION.
We need an Army!
2nd December 2020
If you want to do something big to change how Crohn’s and colitis are treated in NZ, this is it.
On the 2nd of December 2020 we will be marching to Parliament to present our #wecantwait petition. The petition has over 30,000 supporters.
We will be starting at The Civic Square at 10.45am. We will rally here and start our march at 11.30am.
Our route will head towards Mercer Street and we will stop outside Pharmac where we will observe 3 minutes of silence.
We will then continue towards Lambton Quay and the Parliament buildings.
Don't worry if you aren't able to walk far. We will be stopping for a regroup at the Cenotaph at 12.15pm (Cnr Lambton Quay and Te Araroa Tri) and you can join or re-join us here.
We will then walk a short distance to the Seddon Statue on the grounds of Parliament.
It is here that the petition will be accepted by David Seymour, leader of the ACT party at 1pm. Speeches will follow.
Please make sure you bring a water bottle with you and perhaps a snack... and if of course it is raining please bring an umbrella or rain jacket. Please don’t forget to also bring a mask!
We will only have one big march, one chance to make a difference.
Click here to view our Facebook event and to keep updated with any progress.
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We Can't Wait - Please Sign To Join Our Fight
Fund ustekinumab for New Zealanders with severe Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Over 20,000 New Zealanders suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, one of the highest per capita rates in the world. Despite this, NZ doesn't provide funding for this standard, mainstream medication, funded in Australia and throughout the Western world. This medication has the potential to offer those with the most aggressive disease a life without chronic pain, bloody diarrhoea, repeated hospitalisations and life-altering surgeries, and the hope for a fulfilling work and family life.
Click here to find out how you can support #wecantwait
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Can't Wait? Don't Wait!
The CCNZ toilet card clearly states that the holder has a medical condition and needs to use a toilet quickly. Although it does not guarantee you access to a toilet, most places you visit will be willing to help you. The card is a small, credit sized card, designed to fit easily into your purse, wallet or pocket. You can show the card when you're out shopping and socialising and it may help you gain access to a toilet.
If you would like a “I Cant Wait" toilet card please email us and we will send out an application form for your medical provider to complete.
Do you want to support "I Can't Wait!" cardholders?
Crohn's & Colitis New Zealand (CCNZ), invites retailers and business owners to show their support for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, by displaying a window sticker, supporting the I Can't Wait! card.
By recognising the card, retailers and businesses will allow people with an I Can't Wait! card to use their facilities if there is no public toilet available nearby.
This simple act of kindness and understanding can actually change people's lives. Many people with IBD are afraid to leave their home for fear of having an accident in public.
To request a sticker for your business, please email us on email@example.com
Participating businesses will be recognised on our Website.