Arthritis is Ageless – Leave a legacy for the next generation
Our Vision – Triumphing Over Arthritis
By adding a simple amendment to your Will, called a codicil, you can easily leave an estate gift to ARC and arthritis research.
Your estate will receive a tax receipt for the value of the gift which can be used to offset tax otherwise payable on your final tax return and on the preceding year’s tax return. You can donate either a set amount or a portion of the residue of your estate.
There are many ways to make a lasting impact. You can download the information your lawyer will need to draft your codicil or new Will with our Sample Will Clause. These sample Will clauses are for information purposes only and are not meant be viewed as legal advice. We encourage donors to seek advice from their legal counsel when making provisions for a charitable gift in their Will.
Our Guiding Values
Five Reasons to Leave a Legacy in your Will to the Arthritis Research Canada (ARC)
1. Your gift will affect millions of lives in Canada. Arthritis affects more Canadians than cancer, heart disease, diabetes or chronic lung disease. More than 5.2 million Canadians live with arthritic pain and disability, and the majority are under that age of 60. One in a thousand children are also afflicted with this disease.
2. You will help Canada lead the world in arthritis research. ARC is home to a multi-disciplinary research team of outstanding medical doctors and research scientists who collaborate with their peers around the world. ARC has earned international attention as a leading arthritis research hub, reflected in a 300% increase in external funding over the past decade.
3. You will help raise public and government awareness. The key to reducing the personal and economic burden of arthritis is investment in research that will lead to early diagnosis, cost-effective interventions and greater public awareness. ARC is one of the most trusted sources of arthritis research for the public and for the clinical and research community in Canada.
4. Your gift could lead to a major breakthrough. Just a few of ARC’s accomplishments in the past ten years include: ARC researchers were the first to discover the cause and prevent the marked increase in heart attacks for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Our team has made pioneering advances in the early diagnosis of osteoarthritis, enabling self-management and reducing health care costs ARC developed the first program to reduce workplace disability for people with inflammatory arthritis.
5. Arthritis Research Canada is solely dedicated to arthritis research. Research is what we do. Your donation dollar supports studies conducted by a multi-disciplinary research team.
Call The Director of Development at 604.207.4002 or Toll Free at 1.855.750.0400 for more information.
Our full legal name is:
The Arthritis Research Centre Society of Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada
Charitable registration number is: 87075 8547 RR0001
Our mailing address is:
5591 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2C7
We are committed to working hard on your behalf and we are honoured to have your support.
“My wife – vivacious, positive and strong – became paralyzed with pain in a matter of months after her diagnosis. I can fix many things, but I could do nothing to help her deal with her pain and disability of arthritis. Simple things such as climbing the stairs up to bed, getting dressed, and bathing were major obstacles.” – M.J., husband of arthritis patient