The Arthritis Society is Launching a Month-Long Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Month {HEALTHY LIVING}

Did you know there are 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis?

ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY

The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of Living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $180 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis.

This September, The Arthritis Society is launching a month-long campaign dedicated to educating Canadians about this complex disease that affects 4.6 million Canadians. Throughout September, The Arthritis Society will be hosting numerous activities and programs to increase awareness about arthritis including:

  • Release of Ipsos Reid Omnibus Survey Results:  The Arthritis Society commissioned a survey to research Canadians’ attitudes about joint pain and stigma. The results of the survey will be revealed in a news release on September 5th.
  • Launch of new arthritis website: Canadians with arthritis now have a dependable go-to resource for managing their disease. A new website (www.arthritis.ca), launching on September 5th, offers visitors customized information about their type of illness as well as treatment options with advice from experts. Website visitors are invited to explore the new website and participate in our online scavenger hunt to win prizes! For more details, visit www.arthritis.ca/scavengerhunt.
  • Online Facebook events: The Arthritis Society will hold Facebook events during September, featuring health care experts who will discuss topics such as treatment, nutrition and exercise. Participants will be invited to ask questions and share their experiences with arthritis. For more details, visit www.arthritis.ca/aam
  • “We Have Arthritis” Share Your Photo Contest:  The Arthritis Society is launching a special campaign to raise awareness about the impact of the disease. Participants will be asked to share their photos in order to win a prize. Photos will appear on Flickr, and can be shared on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. For more details, visit www.wehavearthritis.ca starting September 5th.
  • Local events and public information forums will take place in communities across Canada.

For more information on what is happening during Arthritis Awareness Month in your area, please call 1-800-321-1433 to reach your provincial Arthritis Society office, or visit  www.arthritis.ca

Information contained in this post was obtained from www.arthritis.ca

{Disclaimer – The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition and/or concerns with your health practitioner.}

Comments

  1. Thanks for linking up with our Let’s Get Healthy Together posts this week!

    Arthritis is NO fun! Thanks for posting this.

  2. Arthritis is something we all need to think about. My mother in law has rheumatoid arthritis – tough to live with when you were diagnosed before the better meds came out. Good information to know as we all are at risk for arthritis, especially as we age.

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