There is no cure for arthritis – a painful and devastating disease - that is why I am participating in the Walk for Arthritis. Gabby's been receiving treatment for the last four years and for the last one and a half, has been pain free, thanks to the advances in treatment offered by SickKids. This type of progress would not be possible without the fundraising generated by the Walk.
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! Please do your part to bring us closer to a cure and so that no child ever hears the words again, "You have juvenile arthritis."
Francesco, Maria, Gabby and Gianluca Tarantino