ARThritis Soirée returns to The Roof on May 22, 2019!

October 18, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – Arthritis Research Canada’s signature event, the ARThritis Soirée, will celebrate its seventh year of raising funds for arthritis research on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Roof, Hotel Vancouver.


The ARThritis Soirée highlights a different art form each year to emphasize the therapeutic role that art plays in helping people cope with chronic disease. Arthritis Research Canada is thrilled to announce Mike Reno – lead singer of the Juno award-winning rock band, Loverboy – and an all-star band will take the stage for this year’s art form: music.


The Soirée attracts business and community leaders, philanthropists, healthcare professionals, donors, and more. The elegant cocktail reception boasts something for everyone—mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine, as well as an amazing raffle, live and silent auctions, and of course an amazing show by Mike Reno that will include some of Loverboy’s greatest hits.


Arthritis Research Canada is excited to welcome Macdonald Realty as the 2019 ARThritis Soirée, Presenting Sponsor. “We are proud to highlight the importance of arthritis research for the millions of Canadians who struggle with this disease,” said Lynn Hsu, Macdonald Real Estate Group’s president and CEO. “Arthritis is the leading cause of workplace disability and affects 1 in 6 Canadians. Research is needed to improve the lives of people living with this disease in Canada and around the world.”


Macdonald Realty is a British Columbia owned and operated brokerage established almost 75 years ago. More than 1,000 real estate professionals and staff work out of the company’s 20 offices across the province. “Based on statistics, over 150 of our people have or will be impacted by arthritis in their lifetimes,” Hsu said. “Add in our staff and agents’ families and almost everyone at Macdonald Realty will likely be affected by some form of this disease. Arthritis research is important to Macdonald Realty because it’s important to all of us.”


The real estate company looks forward to working with Arthritis Research Canada to continue increasing awareness about arthritis – a disease that now affects 5.6 million Canadians of ALL ages and 350 million people worldwide. The need to support arthritis research has never been greater!


“Arthritis causes much more than aches and pains,” said Dr. John Esdaile, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific director. “An arthritis diagnosis changes a person’s life. Sometimes they have to stop working, daily tasks may become difficult or impossible, and the disease can result in life-threatening complications. Over the past 18 years, Arthritis Research Canada has made huge advances through research that really make a difference to people with arthritis.”


For more information about the ARThritis Soirée and to learn how you can become a sponsor, please visit www.arthritisresearch.ca/savethedate. Please join us in supporting arthritis research.


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Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research centre in North America. Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement. Led by world-renowned rheumatologist, Dr. John Esdaile, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific team of over 100 are creating a future where people living with arthritis are empowered to triumph over pain and disability. Within British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, Arthritis Research Canada is leading research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life issues.


For more information, please contact:  


Heather Caulder

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Arthritis Research Canada

604-207-4010 or hcaulder@arthritisresearch.ca



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