Why Fundraise

With the growth projected in the prevalence of arthritis in Canada in the next twenty years, any funds raised now can be invested in finding solutions that will ease the pain of what will be 1 in 4 people. And for people over 65, that will be 1 in 2. It’s time to get moving on arthritis - now.

The Walk for Arthritis is a key fundraising event that raises much needed funds for research and programs that support the over 6 million Canadians affected by arthritis. Help direct more funds to research than ever before by raising $100 or more and know that you are making a difference! To thank you, you will receive a t-shirt on event day.

Fundraising Resources

When you register for the Walk for Arthritis you gain access to your own fundraising page in your participant centre. You can customize this page to let people know why you are walking, share it on social media, use it to start a team, and ask your network for donations.

New to fundraising? We also have a selection of tools and resources to help you maximize your 2019 Walk for Arthritis fundraising campaign, and have fun doing it!

What You Get When You Fundraise

We are incredibly grateful for you! Thank you for giving your time, passion, and energy to raise funds in support of the Arthritis Society. One way we can show our gratitude for your commitment is to offer you some amazing benefits based on how much you fundraise.


To recognize your fundraising efforts in support of the Walk for Arthritis, all participants who raise the below fundraising amounts will receive the corresponding prize(s) on event day.

  • Raise $100 A Walk for Arthritis limited edition 10th anniversary t-shirt
    T-shirt front   T-shirt back
  • Raise $250 An Arthritis Society mini tote bag (+ t-shirt)
    Tote front   Tote
  • Raise $500 A premium quality Walk Star baseball hat (+ t-shirt + tote bag)
    hat front   Hat back


Badges are added to your profile to let potential donors know a little more about you, and to celebrate fundraising milestones. They can also be a fun way to start up a competition with your teammates.

For those who raise $500 or more, you become a Walk Star.

Walk Stars ($500+ Fundraisers)

Join the club! Become a Walk for Arthritis Walk Star.

Raise $500 or more for the 2019 Walk for Arthritis and you automatically qualify as a Walk Star. That means you are a difference maker, and are leading the way in helping to move toward a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives.

We want to celebrate you and your achievements. As a Walk Star you will receive:

  • A special Walk Star badge on your participant centre
  • An exclusive Walk Star hat
  • A Walk for Arthritis limited edition 10th anniversary t-shirt and an Arthritis Society mini tote bag
  • Your name in Stars at your Walk for Arthritis location

Walk for Arthritis 10th Anniversary Fundraising Heroes

In honour of our 10th anniversary, you or your team could win the opportunity to lead your local Walk for Arthritis out of the gate carrying an Arthritis Society flag! Your photo will also be posted on the Walk for Arthritis website in the weeks following event day in our brand-new Fundraising Heroes gallery!

One individual fundraiser and one team will be chosen from each Walk for Arthritis location to win.

To win, be the top individual fundraiser or top team in your Walk for Arthritis location, based on online confirmed gifts as of 5pm the day before your event. Winners will be contacted directly by a member of our team.

Stay tuned to this page after the Walk for Arthritis to see all of the 10th Anniversary Fundraising Heroes!

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