March is Childhood Arthritis Month. On Wednesday, March 9th The Arthritis Society will host our 2nd annual Faces of Childhood Arthritis Luncheon at The Fairmont Winnipeg.
Our emcee is CJOB 680 Host Dahlia Kurtz famous for 'TGPF - Thank Good People Fridays.'
More than 600 infants to teens in Manitoba live with juvenile arthritis (JA). JA affects more children than any other chronic disease - 3 per 1,000 - or approximately 1 child in every school. Kids like Colin Johnson whose shared his story at our inaugural event...
"I have lived with Juvenile Arthritis (JA) since I was diagnosed when I was 19 months old. I am now 16. Living with JA - an inflammatory disease - has had many impacts on me and on my family. I had to use a walker when I was in kindergarten and I have spent many, many hours undergoing tests and appointments with rheumatologists, physiotherapists, and others."
Enjoy a delicious hot served lunch and meet our kids! Funds support Childhood Arthritis programs in Manitoba that help kids and families cope with JA. Tickets are $75 (with partial tax receipt). Join us!
I wanted to thank you for being such a tremendous host at the Faces of Childhood Arthritis Luncheon. Although my sister has suffered from arthritis since she was 10 years old, I was not fully aware, as many other I am sure, of the extent of the illness in children. It was certainly wonderful to see that there is an organization in place that specifically supports this cause.
"You all did a wonderful job sticking to a timeline while…giving your guests great insight into the world of juvenile arthritis…"