August + September 2016 - BC IMPACT

The Arthritis Society Newsletter - BC & Yukon Division

Walk to Fight Arthritis

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! 

Vancouver Community Group

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.

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.

Angel Award

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.  Each will be led by a rheumatologist who will be available to answer questions as part of the program.  These three workshops are taking place in Vancouver at the Artus Health Centre, located at 839 West Broadway at 6:00pm.  Free parking is available beneath the building, and a  light snack will be provided.

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. 

A small gesture can make a big difference. We can erase the pain of arthritis together and help millions of people in the process.

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