IFFGD is an organization started by a patient for patients living with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. This award is intended to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to support, care and/or ensure that the needs of an individual within the gastrointestinal (GI) community are met. An Ally is someone who unites themselves with another to promote a common interest. People who are allies are not only your helpers, but also have a common interest with your health in mind.
To be eligible, an ally must be a person that you feel
- Supports you through your illness journey
Helps to bring awareness to your GI condition, while also helping to amplify your voice to ensure that your health and personal needs are met.
An Ally can be a partner, caregiver, sibling, parent, other family member, friend, healthcare provider, pharmacist, teacher, student, boss, coworker, or any other person that you feel have gone above and beyond to support you.
Applications are to be submitted on behalf of the candidate along with one to two paragraphs with your reasons for nominating your ally. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, August 31st, 2021. The IFFGD Ally Award winners will be determined by a Selection Committee compromised of IFFGD Staff, IFFGD Board Directors and IFFGD PAC Memeberswho will review applications and determine the recipients.
Ally Award Gala
Individuals who are selected for this year’s Ally Awards will be recognized at IFFGD’s Ally Award Virtual Gala, which is to be held virtually on October 15th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
For more information on the IFFGD Ally Awards, please contact IFFGD at: