When I was first diagnosed with Rheumatioid Arthritis I was 20. I was told that without agressive treatment I would be in a wheelchair by my 40s. I just turned 47 and there are no wheelchairs in sight! This is my 8th year doing the walk, and I am so proud to be saying that! Without all of the funding for reasearch and breakthroughs with treatments, I would likely be telling a very different story.
There is no cure for arthritis – a painful and devastating disease - that is why I am participating in the Walk for Arthritis.
Today, more than 6 million Canadians are affected by arthritis. These numbers are only going to increase. By 2035, 1 in 4 Canadians will have arthritis. That means you or your wife, your mother or your brother just may have 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.
This year the Walk for Arthritis is celebrating its 10th year - help make this the best year ever by joining the Walk for Arthritis community and supporting this important cause!
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