$413,000 Raised

Thank you!

Thank you!

The ARThritis Soirée raised $413,000 in support of life-changing arthritis research as Arthritis Research Canada marked 25 years of finding answers for millions living with arthritis.

There are over 100 types of arthritis affecting more than six million Canadians of all ages, including 800,000 British Columbians. Arthritis is the #1 cause of work disability and costs the Canadian economy an estimated $33 billion per year in treatment costs and lost productivity.

Despite these facts and the number of Canadians affected, arthritis research receives only two percent of the available research dollars in Canada. For this reason, the ARThritis Soirée has become a significant event in raising awareness and funds for arthritis research, shining the spotlight on this invisible and often misunderstood disease.

“An arthritis diagnosis can drastically impact many aspects of a person’s life – from work and school to how people socialize and complete basic, daily tasks,” said Dr. Diane Lacaille, Arthritis Research Canada’s Scientific Director. “Our scientists are transforming the lives of people of all ages impacted by arthritis through patient-centred research and engagement. We are developing tools and resources to change lives today thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors.”

The Soirée is a success year-over-year thanks to the collective and generous efforts of sponsors, guests, donors, artists, volunteers, and dynamic co-hosts – Coleen Christie of Global BC and ‘Man About Town’ Fred Lee.


Arthritis Research Canada is proud to have RBC returning as our 2024 ARThritis Soirée Presenting Sponsor.

Thank you RBC for all you do to make our communities better.

Thank You RBC

Arthritis Research Canada would like to thank RBC for supporting the ARThritis Soirée as Presenting Sponsor. 

“Arthritis impacts over 6 million Canadians and we at RBC are so proud of the amazing work Arthritis Research Canada is doing to support these individuals continue to thrive and achieve their goals and dreams.” said Martin Thibodeau, Regional President BC, RBC. “We recognize the challenges arthritis places not only on individuals struggling with this disease but on society as a whole and this is why RBC is so pleased to support this important cause.”

RBC is committed to creating positive social impact in communities across Canada and is known for bringing their company and networks together to tackle critical issues of today and tomorrow.

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