As part of our commitment to patients and to further the understanding of severe diseases, UCB supports a number of online and social communities for patients and their families. The following information and links are provided to help you connect to these communities and foundations.
CIMplicity offers free support services to help you better manage your condition and simplify your life. If you’re currently taking CIMZIA®, you can customize a number of services to fit your personal needs. If you’re not currently taking CIMZIA®, you can sign up to receive important information and educational materials, which may be helpful in your discussion with your healthcare provider. To learn more about the CIMplicity program visit: https://www.cimzia.com or call: 1-866-424-6942
Crohn's & Me is for people whose lives are affected by Crohn's disease - patients, friends and family. The online and social community provides educational information and helpful tips for those living with Crohn's disease. Click here to visit the Crohn's & Me website to get more information about diet, travel ideas, videos from doctors and patients, and other resources.
When it comes to epilepsy, knowledge is power. Epilepsy Advocate, which was created by UCB in 2006, was developed to provide a community where people with epilepsy and their loved ones can learn more about epilepsy and how to manage the condition. Click here to visit the Epilepsy Advocate website to gain some useful insights and connect with others and hear their personal journeys with living with epilepsy.
Click here to visit the Epilepsy Advocate Facebook community.
Parkinson’s More than Motion is a program dedicated to portraying the full realities of living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). "More than Motion" provides a glimpse at the real lives of people with PD to find out how they cope day to day, and how they aim to keep active and involved with life, despite the challenges that PD can present.
The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. Since 2005, UCB has awarded more than $1.5 million to more than 300 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies. Click here to learn more about this program.
Other Communities for Social and Educational Support
Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Their goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. They also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers. Click here to visit the Arthritis Foundation website to learn more.
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs. Click here to visit the Canine Assistants website to learn more about the program and sign up to receive news and events at Canine Assistants.
Click here to visit the Canine Assistants Facebook Page.
Their Mission is curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. They serve more than 300,000 patients annually through their 40 chapters as well as national education and support programs. Click here to visit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America website to learn more.
The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential. Click here to visit the national Epilepsy Foundation website.
The National Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research. Everything they do helps people actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children, and grandchildren until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson’s. Click here to visit the National Parkinson's Foundation website to learn more about how the foundation is guided by the six core values of community, compassion, education, empowerment, integrity, and impact.