Please support the Arthritis Society and our team!
We are walking because there is no cure for arthritis and that's just not acceptable. We are walking for our daughter Molly, who was diagnosed at age 3 with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis(JIA).
When Molly was first diagnosed, we were in disbelief. Arthritis? Isn’t that for old people we thought. We had a lot to learn and still do. According to the Arthritis Society, about three in 1000 Canadian children have Childhood Arthritis. We are lucky, in that Molly’s disease is being supported by the medicine and care she receives. Many aren’t as fortunate, and they battle their arthritis on a day-to-day basis.
Today, more than 6 million Canadians are affected by arthritis.
As the prevalence of arthritis increases, so does the demand for investment into cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative information and support that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis. Any amount helps. Molly likes to have lemonade stands in the spring to raise money. Be creative and see what you can come up with. Have family challenges, a garage sale by donation, non-permanent hair dying, collect bottles...
This year the Walk for Arthritis is celebrating its 10th year - help make this the best year ever by making a donation to support this important cause! Join us and walk on June 1, 2019 at McArthur Island Park.
The Williams Family