Your Stories

This Arthritis Society’s Your Stories blog features stories of those living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease. It takes courage and effort to live with chronic pain – see how others have learned to live well with arthritis. If you are interested in posting your own story, please email us at community@arthritis.ca.

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Follow the blog Here you’ll find stories of Canadians living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease that affects one in six people. It takes courage and effort to live with chronic pain – see how others have learned to live well with arthritis. If you are interested in posting your own piece, please email community@arthritis.ca.

Help shape the Mary Pack Arthritis Program!

Interested in an exciting new opportunity where your voice can make a difference?  The Mary Pack Arthritis Program is putting together a Patient Advisory Committee and is looking for people with arthritis to help provide viewpoints on the adult treatment program. 

Posted: 23-08-2016 British Columbia Mary Pack Arthritis Program

Upcoming workshops you should know about...

If you have any questions about spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, then mark your calendar, as you won't want to miss these upcoming informative workshops. 

Posted: 23-08-2016 British Columbia

BC Highlights

Every year, The Arthritis Society works hard to improve the lives of people living with arthritis.  Over 650,000 children and adults in British Columbia and the Yukon face this complex disease, and we want to do everything possible to share knowledge, resources, hope and community.  It is important that people know that they are not alone in their fight, and we are committed to creating a future without arthritis.

Posted: 23-08-2016 BC Highlights British Columbia

Another great year for the kids at Camp!

New friendships, experiences and memories were made at The Arthritis Society's Camp for kids in July, marking the 34th year of this important and meaningful educational retreat for kids who are living with arthritis.  Always at full capacity each summer, this camp is made possible through partnership and collaboration with the pediatric rheumatology team at BC Children's Hospital.

Posted: 23-08-2016

Arthritis Awareness Month Sneak Peek!

September is Arthritis Awareness Month, and we are kicking it off in colourful style!  Last year, we had so much fun and a tremendously positive response to our pop art "B movie" awareness posters highlighting specific kinds of arthritis, that we decided to do a second series this year!  We asked for your input as our community, to find out what kinds of arthritis you would like to see us focus on this year, and you responded loud and clear! 

Posted: 23-08-2016 british columbia fibromyaliga

Camp 2016

Find out what a week at Camp means for a group of kids living with arthritis in BC.

Posted: 03-08-2016 Arthritis British Columbia Camp Childhood

Over the Ill

In 2013, Dom Lassonde received a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, and it was very difficult for him  to understand.  After years of pain and countless appointments, this news seemed incredible - isn't arthritis only for old people?

Posted: 19-07-2016 British Columbia Rheumatoid Arthritis

Laurence gives it her all for the cause.

Laurence has always been passionate about sports and has known how to rally people around her. She put on her first hockey skates when she was six years old and it was immediately apparent that she belonged in net. Already, at that young age, Laurence knew what she wanted and she wasn’t afraid to fight for it. 

Posted: 13-07-2016 juvenile idiopathic arthritis Quebec Walk to Fight Arthritis

UBC Pharmacist's Clinic - it's there for you!

The Pharmacists Clinic, located at the University of British Columbia, is a patient-care clinic where expert pharmacists work with you and other health care professionals (including your usual community pharmacist) to optimize your drug therapy outcomes and ensure that you are receiving the best possible care. Learn more.

Posted: 06-07-2016 British Columbia
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