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It hurts 1 in 5 Canadians to build a snowman

Arthritis shouldn’t stop 1 in 5 Canadians from living a normal life, but it does. That’s why we’re hoping 5 in 5 Canadians will help extinguish arthritis this holiday season.

Why are we asking for your support?

When you donate to the Arthritis Society, you are supporting six million Canadians of all ages who are bravely coping with the fire of arthritis every day.

Just imagine your days consumed by excruciating pain. Activities like baking cookies, hanging holiday lights or playing in the snow with family can bring pain for Canadians coping with the relentless fire of arthritis. If you or someone you love lives with arthritis, then you know “it’s not just arthritis.” There’s nothing “just” about arthritis.

Laurie is one of these six million brave Canadians fighting this disease. As a physician, mother and wife, living with arthritis has greatly affected both Laurie’s career and her parenting.

The fire of arthritis burns intensely for Canadians of all ages and backgrounds. They are our grandparents, parents, colleagues and neighbours. We are the fiery advocates for these six million women, men and children.

We know how much it hurts 1 in 5 Canadians to live life to the fullest…and it’s simply unacceptable.

But 5 in 5 Canadians can help extinguish the fire of arthritis with a donation today. And you’re one of them.

Your donation brings hope to six million brave Canadians like Laurie.

How does your donation help?

With compassionate supporters like you by our side, the Arthritis Society is fighting the fire of arthritis with the fire of research, advocacy and innovation. Our fire is a relentless passion to change forever how Canadians think about arthritis and to extinguish this disease and the misconceptions surrounding it.

If you share our unshakeable belief that living with the pain of arthritis is absolutely unacceptable, please join us in pushing back. Your donation will provide essential support to change the lives of Canadians living with arthritis now, while we work to extinguish the fire of arthritis for good.


Your generosity helps to improve the lives of Canadians with arthritis by funding breakthrough arthritis research. Through the trust and support of our donors and partners, the Arthritis Society is Canada’s largest charitable funder of arthritis research.

Resources and solutions for living well

Your donation will support people who rely on our resources to help them navigate critical lifestyle and disease management questions. Our wide-ranging resources are designed in collaboration with and for people directly impacted by arthritis.


Your support will also create long-lasting change at the policy level by enabling our advocacy on behalf of all Canadians living with the disease. As the leading voice for Canadians with arthritis, the Arthritis Society is calling for a clear, immediate and sustained response to this growing crisis.

Six million Canadians live with the fire of arthritis. Six million strong. Six million silent. It is for them that we are here.

The Arthritis Society is the relentless counterforce that fights the fire of arthritis through research, advocacy and innovation.

We are all in to end arthritis, so people with arthritis can live their best life, free from arthritis. We hope you will be, too.

Donate now to extinguish arthritis.


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