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THE WRAP: Girls With Guts Twitter Chat, Gutless And Glamorous Event & UOAA At The Races

Discover what’s happening and stay connected to the ostomy community.
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Each week on THE WRAP we’ll skim the interwebs for the latest news and headlines. It’s a chance to get inspired, discover what’s happening and stay connected to the ostomy community. Check out these top stories of the week, including this thought for today:

"I want to educate as many people as I can about IBD and ostomies, and humor is the way I reach people." – Stephanie Bongard

Cancer patient Shane Weeks has this advice for you, “Don’t Put It Off.”

Shane Weeks, 32, from South Carolina decided to get a colonoscopy after having bathroom issues for almost one year. After a biopsy was taken, a colorectal surgeon confirmed the diagnosis: metastatic colorectal cancer, which resulted in a temporary ileostomy. Read more on The Times and Democrat.

Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you.

Take a look at this fun post on #StarWarsDay from @ostomylife.

Purple Wings Charity aims to help ostomates gain confidence after surgery.

Former ostomate and OC blog contributor, Hattie Gladwell interviews Lauren Henderson, 29, founder of Purple Wings Charity to share how this UK based charity is helping people with an ostomy feel more confident and regain self-esteem. Read more on Metro UK.

Feeling good and looking glamorous with the IBD girls.

Girls With Guts wants to see you at their next Twitter chat on May 11 at 8pm EST. They'll be discussing beauty, fashion, body image, and more with the lovely @alyssa_alda and @GutlessGlamour

Don’t miss out on this event!

Get your tickets now for the 5th annual "Cocktails for a Cure" fundraiser hosted by Gutless and Glamorous on Friday, June 2nd from 8-10pm at Tongue and Groove in Atlanta, Georgia. Guests will enjoy a “glamorous” atmosphere, silent auction, and raffle to raise awareness for IBD and ostomies. Visit for more information.

The official race car of the United Ostomy Associations of America (sort of).

Cheer on ostomate Ray Ciccarelli as he races today in car #3 (complete with UOAA decals) at the Talladega Superspeedway General Tire 200 on Friday, May 5th at 5:00 PM EDT.

That’s a wrap!

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