There is no cure for arthritis - a painful and devastating disease - our daughter, niece, cousin, friend and granddaughter Cassidy Monteith is the reason we participate in the Walk for Arthritis.
Many people mistakenly think arthritis is just a disease of the elderly, but the statistics tell a different story. About three in 1,000 Canadian children has childhood arthritis, which makes it more common than most chronic childhood diseases.
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. On top of all of this The Arthritis Society offers numerous resources to help families live better with childhood arthritis such as Childhood Arthritis Backpack Program, Arthritis Camps, Family Days etc.
Thank you for supporting Cassiys Clan!