My name is Maria and I'm the ImproveCareNow Parent/Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Connections Co-Lead. Recently, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the ICN Communications team and PFAC leadership, to create the very first logo for the PFAC! Our new PFAC logo symbolizes the incredible strength and unwavering unity of parents and caregivers who nurture and support children with IBD.

The logo is rooted in the spirit of collaboration and represents our shared commitment to improving the lives of children with IBD. The intertwining branches symbolize the interconnectedness of parents, forming a network of support, understanding, and empathy. Just as a tree gains strength from its deep roots, we draw strength from our collective experiences and knowledge.

The logo's vibrant colors reflect the vitality and resilience within our ICN community. They represent the courage and determination parents possess in advocating for their children's needs and rights. Each color blends harmoniously, reflecting the diverse backgrounds and stories that unite us together in this journey.

With this new logo, the PFAC aims to inspire and empower parents, reminding them that they are not alone. Together, we can create positive change, raise awareness, and foster a nurturing environment where children and families with IBD can thrive.

Let's continue to stand strong, united, and rooted in our passion for improving the lives of all children with IBD. 

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The ICN PFAC is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the young people and their families who live with IBD. You can get more information and join the PFAC at → improvecarenow.org/connecting-parents
ImproveCareNow exists to transform the health, care and costs for all children and adolescents with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD). To do this ICN has created an inclusive, transparent and collaborative community where patients, families, clinicians, researchers, improvers, collaborators and friends are all empowered to learn, share and continuously improve, bringing about more reliable, proactive IBD care and healthier children and youth. We welcome your involvement:
💙 young patients (14+) with IBD can join the Patient Advisory Council - "Being part of the PAC helps me remember that I'm not alone in this journey." - Rhea 
💚 caregivers of young people with IBD can join the Parent/Family Advisory Council "I was astounded by the instant bond established with parents I had never met. Every conversation provided me with strength. It ignited another purpose in my life." - Maria
💙 make a tax-deductible donation to support ImproveCareNow - "As a 501c3 non-profit, ImproveCareNow is proud to use every dollar donated to advance our mission of improving the health and care of children and adolescents with IBD." - Kristin Howe, Executive Director
💚 stay #InTheLOOP with IBD stories on the ICN blog "Sharing stories and experiences is affirming and validating. Our stories reach others and they help, which is the most wonderful part of being involved with ImproveCareNow." - Quint 
💙 download & use free, co-produced IBD resources - "Physical resources provide patients with actions that we can take toward bettering our quality of life, as well as our current and future care." - Quint
💚 join our CIRCLE -"Resources we found in CIRCLE eNews do not just focus on physical health, but also on critical areas like social-emotional needs, nutrition, back-to-school planning and mindfulness. These are valuable tools for my son to remain healthy." - Lisa 

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