June 2017 - BC IMPACT

The Arthritis Society Newsletter - BC & Yukon Division

A resounding thank you from across the province!

Thank you British Columbia! It was a record-setting year for The Walk to Fight Arthritis, both for funds raised and the number of participants – all thanks to you!  Over $1.25 million was raised in over 40 communities across the country!  In BC, Walks took place in Vancouver, Trail, Kelowna, Prince George, Parksville and Victoria, and each one was memory-making!  There were special guests and meaningful stories told by people in each community, which united everyone in this important cause.  This day wouldn't have been possible without the energy and enthusiasm of everyone involved, whether you were a walker, a fundraiser, sponsor or volunteer.  Because of your commitment, we are closer to funding a cure, and we are grateful. 


Zoe's Story

Trail had its first-ever Walk to Fight Arthritis this year, and it was largely inspired by a very brave seven year old girl.  Her name is Zoe, and for the people in Trail, she is the reason they came out to support this important cause.  Because seven year olds aren’t supposed to have arthritis.   You can read Zoe’s story here…


Provincial Pediatric Pain Symposium – Register now for September

Our community partner, Pain BC, is holding the Second BC Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium September 22 - 24, 2017. We are pleased to tell you about this event, and to share that The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division, is a proud sponsor.




Congratulations to all the winners of the Gert Vorsteher award! Such courageous stories of inspiration and perseverance - you have made a real difference to all those around you.  Special congratulations to Kris Harrison, who is a part of our arthritis family - thank you for all your work, advocacy and your years of volunteering with The Arthritis Society.  You are an incredible ambassador and a very special person!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Are you interested in trying out Canada’s most scenic Half-Marathon?  More than 6,000 participants run past beaches and mountains, finishing in Vancouver’s gorgeous Stanley Park! The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon is right around the corner on June 25, and you can still register to be a part of it!  Make every step count by signing up and fundraising for The Arthritis Society as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. 

Looking to get rid of an old car?

Looking to get rid of that old car?  We can help!  Turn your old vehicle into a cash donation for The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon and get a tax receipt and free towing!  It’s a great way to support us, and all the details are taken care of when you call 1.877.250.4904 or donate online here.


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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