Numerous events such as conferences, etc., are held in various countries throughout the year; however our list will concentrate on national and regional events in the U.S. that are important to our Inland Northwest Ostomy Community.  Additional national and regional events may be announced on the website for the United Ostomy Associations of America (


October 6, 2018: National Ostomy Awareness Day (NOAD)

Sponsored by the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), National Ostomy Awareness Day was first held in 2010 and is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October to spread awareness and increase national visibility of those living with ostomies.   


September 2018: Youth Rally - Fundraiser Banquet & Auction

September 21, 2018 - Spokane, WA


October 13, 2018: Ostomy Education Day - Lewiston, ID

Hosted by Lewiston-Clarkston Ostomy Support Group
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Lewiston Community Center
1424 Main St., Lewiston, ID

Ostomy Education Day is an important educational opportunity to recognize and enhance Ostomy Awareness in our communities. It will include demontrations, question & answer sessions with doctors, nurses and vendors such as Hollister, Convatc and Coloplast. A suggested $10 donation includes lunch and access to all activities.

The Lewiston-Clarkston OSG meets the 2nd Monday each month from 12:30-1:30 PM at Tri-State Memorial Hospital located at 1221 Highland Ave, Clarkston, WA.

October 2018: Ostomy 5k Run Events – Theme Varies

To celebrate National Ostomy Awareness Day, the UOAA and Ostomy Support Groups in several cities across the U.S. have organized Ostomy 5k events in the days surrounding Ostomy Awareness Day, the first Saturday each October.  Two Run for Resiliency events will be held in our region:

Portland, OR -

Boise, ID -


Start of 2017 Runs for Resilience Ostomy 5k in Boise, ID
Adult 5k on left and Children's 1-mile on right