Meet Matthew. Diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at 18 months, Matthew has experienced the pain of arthritis in nearly every joint in his body, and has suffered from inflammation of the eyes (uveitis) since age 4. Matthew has never experienced remission and he continues to fight daily against this debilitating disease. Despite his challenges, he keeps moving forward and inspires those he meets with his hope, positive attitude and determination. Now 15, his wish is to increase awareness of childhood arthritis, and help raise funds for research to find effective treatments for arthritis. You can help Matthew's wish come true by supporting The Arthritis Society and our team!
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 donating to the Walk for Arthritis community and supporting this important cause!
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