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National Ostomy Awareness Day is celebrated in the US and Canada on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Hollister Incorporated stands with the broader ostomy community to show how we are #AllinforOstomy. We invite everyone to join together in spreading awareness or engaging in activities that can impact the day-to-day lives of people living with ostomies and their caregivers.
At Hollister Incorporated, we are proud to celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day by supporting the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) as the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of its annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K event series. The events, held across the country, help increase awareness about ostomy and continent diversion surgery and encourage positive dialogue. Geared towards the whole family, many events feature kids’ activities, a DJ, a division for people with ostomies, and awards.
Click here to find a run near you.
If you can’t make it to one of the live events, you can still participate in a Virtual Walk, Run, or Roll at a location near you. Even a treadmill counts! This year, Hollister Associates will participate in a virtual event near our corporate headquarters in Libertyville, Illinois, and at our distribution center in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.
We are also proud to support the Ostomy Canada Society in its annual Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk, held in various cities across the country. Click here to learn more about the Stoma Stroll.
Gearing up to participate in one of these events? Get energized with the All in for Ostomy playlist on Spotify.
Place the sticker over your clothes on the lower right or left side between your navel and hip, where ostomies are typically located. Then, take a photo or video and share it on social media with the hashtags #AllinforOstomy, #OstomyAwareness and #WeAreHollister. Because any day is a good day to support and celebrate ostomy awareness, complimentary Stoma Stickers are now available for order year-round.
If you are in the U.S., click here to order a free educational Stoma Sticker.
If you are in Canada, click here or order a free educational Stoma Sticker, or call 1.800.263.7400.
Visit www.hollister.com/ostomyawareness to learn more!
The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.
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