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The Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS) is a patient-focused not-for-profit organization. Our programs support children, youth and young adults living with intestinal diseases. Our education and awareness campaigns educate the public about intestinal diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis and the issues people living with these terrible illnesses deal with every day. Children […]

Everest Fund raising continues

Everest Fund raising continues

It’s been almost a month since Rob Hill returned from his successful Everest climb and he’s been busy talking to media, appearing for sponsors and reuniting with friends and family. “It’s been an extremely busy last few weeks,” said Rob. “But it’s been worth it. We’ve been appearing in a lot of media articles and […]

Everest IBD Adventures Success

Everest IBD Adventures Success

There’s a generally accepted rule in the mountains: if you don’t come down safely from the peak, it doesn’t count as a summit. Over two weeks ago, Team IBD Adventures successfully reached Everest base camp. Today, these six courageous individuals are settling back into their daily lives – heading back to work and school – […]

Fundraising update

Rob Hill reached the South Summit of Everest on May 25, 2010 Rob Hill’s No Guts Know Glory 7Summits campaign has brought awareness to inflammatory bowel disease around the world. His story has been heard, watched and read millions of times on television, radio, in newspapers and on the web. As part of Rob’s recent […]

Everest Camp 2, and 3

Everest Camp 2, and 3

The weather window is shaping up nicely for the No Guts Know Glory summit attempt. A cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal has hit land and is on a weakening path away from the Everest region. As predicted, the jet stream has moved north of our area and the winds are slowly receding […]

Everest Base Camp Support

Everest Base Camp Support

A good team in base camp is crucial to the No Guts Know Glory team’s success on the mountain. Fortunately, we have one of the best. Raj is our Sirdar and cook. Sirdar is the local equivalent of “the boss.” Raj takes care of everything. He orders the food, hires the porters, coordinates the Sherpas, […]

Flashback Friday: Mount Kilimanjaro, 2003

Flashback Friday: Mount Kilimanjaro, 2003

After the experience of reaching his first 7Summits peak on Mount Elbrus in 2002, Rob Hill didn’t wait long to start planning his next climb, this time to the top of the highest free standing mountain in the world. Like many mountains around the globe, Kilimanjaro, at 19,334 feet or 5,893 metres above sea level, is actually […]

Flashback Friday: Aconcagua South America 2003 2004

Flashback Friday: Aconcagua South America 2003  2004

Sitting on top of that 22,841 foot peak I did what I always do. I reflected on all that occurred on my long journey to the summit. I was exhausted and elated at the same time. The challenges of Aconcagua, overcoming a disastrous first attempt in 2003, the extreme altitude and strange weather patterns, the […]

Twitter Hockey Ticket Contest

Twitter Hockey Ticket Contest

The Prize The Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society conducts awareness and education campaigns to eliminate the stigma of living with an intestinal disease. Our programs help children and youth afflicted with intestinal disease live healthy, productive lives. IDEAS also contributes funds to research to find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. IDEAS is giving […]