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Support innovative arthritis research today

Your gift will be matched to double in impact! $60 = $120 when you support the Arthritis Research Stars Fund.

September is Arthritis Awareness Month – join the movement and help raise $1 million for the 6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

When you donate today, you will be investing in the future of Canadian arthritis research, supporting the brightest minds in arthritis research across Canada. And your gift to the Research Stars Fund will be matched to double in impact — funding even more critical research breakthroughs across Canada.

Not only will your generous gift bring us one step closer to raising $1 million during Arthritis Awareness Month, it will make a huge, long-term impact in the lives of Canadians living with arthritis.

During Arthritis Awareness Month this September, we are encouraging everyone who lives with arthritis to stand up and boldly declare “arthritis won’t stop me.”

Arthritis won’t stop Cristy from maintain her independence.

After years of heavy lifting, as a special effects technician in the film industry, Cristy’s knees became seriously compromised and painful. Cristy has had two knee replacement surgeries. She still experiences pain, stiffness and limited mobility every day.

“More than anything, it’s about refusing to let the disease define me. I’m doing everything I can to hold onto my independence.”

You can help Canadians like Cristy when you join the movement and help raise $1 million for the 6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

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About the Arthritis Society Research Stars Fund

The Research Stars Fund provides research grants and funding to early career researchers and trainees. This innovative program encourages some of Canada’s brightest minds to choose a career path focused on arthritis research.

When you give to the Research Stars Fund your gift will double in impact. A donation of $60 becomes $120 in funding for some of the most innovative arthritis research — now and into the future.

This research is critical because in the next 20 years, an estimated nine million Canadians will have arthritis. That’s 1 in 4 of us. Innovative research is the best hope for better treatments and one day a cure for arthritis.

In Ottawa, Dr. Jean-Philippe St-Pierre is bioengineering a new approach to osteoarthritis (OA) treatment.

Recent advances have led to new biomaterials which are natural or synthetic materials used in medical applications to augment or replace a natural function. Biomaterials can stimulate short-term tissue repair in the joint, but inflammation interferes with their effectiveness. To develop new and improved biomaterials to repair joint cartilage, Dr. St-Pierre is studying how cartilage responds to everyday forces to learn how to keep it healthy and protected from inflammation.

This will inform the design of new long-acting biomaterials to promote tissue regeneration and cartilage repair as an innovative approach to OA treatment. 

When you give today, you’ll be leading the way to support the development of Canada’s brightest researchers. Don’t forget that your gift to the Research Stars Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar to double in impact.

You’ll also be joining millions of Canadians from every corner of our country in the fight against arthritis. Help us to meet our goal of $1 million for the 6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

Join the movement. Please donate today.

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