June 2: Find Out What Happened In The Ostomy Community This Week

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Happy second day of June, everyone! It's hard to believe we're nearly halfway through 2017, but at least the warmer weather is here and it's actually starting to feel like summer.

Each week we’ll skim the interwebs for the latest news and headlines in the ostomy community. Check out these top stories of the week, including this thought for today:

"The truth is that my ileostomy has given me more than it’s ever taken away."

Jacqueline Ferguson

Join The Girls With Guts Global 5K

Girls With Guts is hosting the second annual Global 5k to help raise $10,000 towards their 2017 Celebration. Register HERE for the race, and then complete the distance on June 11th, 2017 as they run across the world, fundraise and have a blast!

What Should I Read Next? Book Recs From Readers Like You

Pick up one of these inspiring books written by ostomate authors that'll have you feeling connected and inspired.

Alert: Here’s Where You Can Get FREE Doughnuts Today!

If you don't have a countdown to #NationalDonutDay written on your sticky notes, consider this your reminder that it’s taking place TODAY. Here's where you can get free donuts on Friday, June 2nd. #FlashbackFriday to this super sweet ostomate and her bacon donut!


What To Watch: 13 Reasons Why

Netflix's new original series, 13 Reasons Why has everyone talking about the way we look at life and the people around us. After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice. See why this show had an impact on Jessica Grossman by reading her post, For A Good Chunk Of My Life I Had My Own “13 Reasons Why” on the OC blog.

Colon Cancer Alliance‏ Announces 2017 National Conference

To kick off to National Cancer Survivor Week, the Colon Cancer Alliance announced their “Tomorrow Can't Wait” National Conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on November 1-2, 2017! Save the date, registration and scholarships open next month. Get the details at www.coloncancerconference.org.

Feature image courtesy of the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Can Ostomates Eat Salad? Kale Yeah!

National Salad Month wrapped up in May. Lettuce celebrate the greens by checking out these yummy salads from 10 veggie-loving ostomates.

The Best Ostomy Blogs Of The Year

Congratulations to the United Ostomy Associations of America on their recent nomination for Healthline's best ostomy blogs of the year!

Good News For Ostomy Care Overseas

Chief of Surgical Gastroenterology, Govind Nandakumar, MD launched a stoma care program at Columbia Asia Bangalore. Very, very cool.

That’s a wrap!

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