The Arthritis Society has been a principal charity of the Ontario Knights of Columbus for over 40 years. When we first started donating to the Arthritis Society, the money went to buy wheelchairs for people who were crippled by the disease. Thankfully, the need for wheelchairs has decreased as cutting edge research has resulted in treatments that make life much easier for arthritis sufferers. Council 14421 is pleased to continue our support for this great cause!
We are walking because there is no cure for arthritis – a painful and devastating disease.
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 making a donation to support this important cause!