The Arthritis Newsletter

Fall 2017

September is Arthritis Awareness Month. Please Support Arthritis Research.



Arthritis Awareness Month is a great opportunity to draw attention to a disease that affects 350 million people worldwide, including 5.2 million Canadians. It is also a time to celebrate all those who give so generously to make life-saving arthritis research possible. Arthritis Research Canada is grateful to every donor who supports leading edge research for arthritis prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and addressing quality of life issues.


Did you know?

  • There are 100+ forms of arthritis
  • Arthritis is the most costly, chronic disease and the number one reason for workplace disability
  • 1 in 6 Canadians are disabled by arthritis
  • Arthritis represents one in every 10 doctor visits and one in every 16 hospitalizations
  • Arthritis receives only 3% of available research dollars in Canada, despite being the most expensive condition for the Canadian economy


Show you Care. Donate to Arthritis Research.


Join our Loyalty Circle. Become a monthly donor. It is easy to set up and provides a steady source of income to allow us to more effectively plan ahead. Your monthly commitment adds up and makes a big difference to those affected by arthritis. Link: https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/donate-monthly


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. Link: https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/tribute


Create a Legacy Gift. Leave a legacy for the next generation by including Arthritis Research Canada in your will. No gift is too small to make a difference and each gift moves us towards a world without arthritis. Link: https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/support-us/ways-to-support/legacy-giving


There are many other giving options to explore. They include: gift of securities, life insurance, donor advised funds, endowments, and more.

Link: https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/support-us/ways-to-support/alternate


For more information on any of the above ways to support Arthritis Research Canada, please contact Patti Nakatsu, Director of Development at 604-207-4002 or by email at pnakatsu@arthritisresearch.ca


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