September is Arthritis Awareness Month
With September designated as Arthritis Awareness Month, we are taking this opportunity to highlight the critical need for arthritis research.
Arthritis Awareness Month focuses attention on a disease that affects 350 million people worldwide, including over 6 million Canadians – young and old. Arthritis is responsible for 1 in 10 doctor visits and 1 in 16 hospitalizations. It also costs our economy $33 billion annually, yet only receives two per cent of available research dollars in Canada.
There are many ways to support Arthritis Research Canada. We are grateful to all our donors who help advance leading edge research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, better treatment, and improved quality of life.
Show you care. Donate to Arthritis Research Canada. Become a monthly donor and join our Loyalty Circle. It is easy to set up and provides a steady source of income to allow us to more effectively plan ahead. Make a Tribute Gift. Honour someone special in your life by giving in their name. A gift in memory of a loved one or a gift in Honour that celebrates a birthday or an anniversary. Create a Legacy Gift. Leave a legacy for the next generation by including Arthritis Research Canada in your will. Host an Event. Create awareness and raise funds among family, friends and colleagues.