Please support the Arthritis Society and our team Piper's Peeps!
Our wonderful 7yr old daughter Piper was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis just a few weeks ago after more than a year of searching for the reason why she was in daily pain. It is a chronic condition with no cure.
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. You may have heard of the medical term “juvenile idiopathic arthritis” and wondered what it means. “Idiopathic” simply means “unknown”. This word is used when other illnesses known to cause arthritis have been ruled out as the cause of a child’s 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 making a donation to support this important cause!
Please help us in our walk for Piper!
The McArthur Family
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