Robbie's Rainbow is a registered children's charity dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of children living with Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We achieve our goal by helping children access expensive drug treatments not covered by private or provincial health plans.
We further our support by providing families and their young patients with factual and reliable resources. Our parent mentoring program helps newly diagnosed families better understand their child's treatment options and we provide a comforting voice when parents need to talk about their fears and concerns.
In providing access to treatment, resources and support, we believe we will impart confidence and understanding of Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis for parents and their children.
Over the last 5 years, Robbie and his 18 ambassadors have committed their time and effort, to make a difference in the live of children living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Their hard work, passion and dedication have raised close to $500,000.00, which has helped over 155 children receive critical treatments and care.
Join our Crohn's warriors and make a difference, one child at a time!
Over the past decade, the number of children living with IBD in Ontario has increased by 30 per cent, mostly due to increased diagnosis of kids under the age of 10. SickKids Foundation
In February 2011 Kate and Robbie Murray were interviewed by Maria Urquhart of CHCH News Health Watch. Kate and Robbie talked about the challenges families face for those children who need financial assistance in dealing with Crohn's.
This was Robbie's first time on TV and we think he was wonderful. A star is born!
In May 2010 Nikki Wesley of Metroland Media did a fantastic multi-media piece on Robbie, and a day in the life of a child with Crohns. Please click the image to experience this phenomenal and moving piece or here to see the article and video.
Parents Canada Magazine Article
Robbie and mom Kate (and dog Jasper too!) were on the March/April cover of Parents Canada magazine. Read about Robbie's story, his journey and his and Kate's experiences of living with Crohn's Disease.
Family Together Magazine Article
Robbie and family were the feature family in the Holiday 2011 issue.
The Murrays are a family of five like any other - except for one thing - their eldest son Robbie (9) has Crohn's Disease. Aside from the physically and mentally draining side effects this disease has on Robbie and his parents, his medications (which he will have to take for othe rest of his life) cost $20,000 per year. Find out how Kate Murray, Robbie's mother, created something positive from her son's struggle with Crohn's.
Our top research discoveries of 2011
February 9, 2012
When Robbie was just six years old, he began to experience intense pain like never before. Loss of appetite, fatigue and nausea became everyday occurrences, leaving his parents Kate and Scott to watch helplessly and search for answers.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Drive
"Robbie's Rainbow" celebrated its 4th annual chocolate drive at Fortinos Supermarkets on Lakeshore Road. Proceeds from chocolate sold will support children suffering from Crohn's Disease. Robbie (President) is now in remission due to the drug Remicade. A very expensive drug ...