Arthritis is a painful and devastating disease and there is no cure. This year, for the first time, I am participating in the Walk for Arthritis. My mother, grandparents and many other family members have also struggled with this disease. It has made a significant impact in my life for many years as I have had two surgeries and I am waiting for a third, like so many other Canadians. I am grateful that in this day and age there are effective treatments and surgeries to make our lives easier but more research is imperative.
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.
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!
Thank you so much!
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