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

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The BMO Marathon – another way to play!

If a marathon or half marathon is the challenge you need, why not run and raise funds for The Arthritis Society at the same time?  We are proud to be a Charity Partner of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, happening May 7, and they have different options to help you support those living with arthritis.  They make it really easy, here’s how…

Posted: 11-04-2017 BMO British Columbia Marathon Vancouver Volunteer

It’s Make a Will Week in BC!

April 9 to 15, 2017, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia, and its purpose is to encourage the public to write their will or bring an existing will up-to-date. The following information is excerpted from the BC Government website, which provides some excellent tips and information:

Posted: 11-04-2017 British Columbia Estates Wills

G & F Financial Group Foundation Shares Their Passion

Many thanks to G & F Financial Group Foundation for helping to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis.  With a clear passion and commitment to their communities, and strong ties in the Lower Mainland, G & F Financial Group Foundation is generously supporting The Arthritis Society’s  Arthritis Patient Information Hub through their sponsorship of $9,000.

Posted: 11-04-2017 British Columbia G&F Financial Group

Telling election candidates about arthritis – it’s important!

Arthritis matters. There are over 650,000 people in BC living with the disease, and the political candidates need to know how arthritis affects people all across the province.  Lend your voice and help to educate them!

Posted: 11-04-2017 Advocacy BC Election British Columbia

Walking has never meant so much

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is on June 4, and we invite you to join us for this important and meaningful day when we can all make a difference to people living with arthritis.  We are proud to have Walks taking place in Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Prince George, Trail and Parksville – which one works for you? 

Posted: 11-04-2017 British Columbia Walk to Fight Arthritis

Why Acacia Walks

Hello, my name is Acacia and I am a 9 year old girl living in Toronto, Ontario. I live with my mom, dad, younger brother and baby sister.  I love gymnastics and American Girl dolls.  I am in grade 4 and thriving. I enjoy playing in the backyard, spending sunny days at the beach and swimming.  Life is good! 

Posted: 05-04-2017 Childhood arthritis JIA Ontario Walk to fight arthritis

Lindsay's Story

Lindsay Knazan had always been active both personally and professionally, and started her own yoga studio at a very young age.  She frequently had clients who were recovering from surgery, or had limited mobility because of arthritis and other chronic conditions and diseases, and saw first-hand their struggles.  It was impossible to predict that she would one day be traveling a similar path.

Posted: 03-04-2017 Ankylosing Spondylitis British Columbia Yoga