May 2017 - BC IMPACT

The Arthritis Society Newsletter - BC & Yukon Division

Why I Walk

After living a relatively normal and healthy life, I was hit with a double arthritis diagnosis in my twenties.  I have both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and I am now just thirty years old.  The diagnoses caused me intense emotional turmoil that I describe as my rock bottom.  Losing the ability to work and the constant struggle with my health while trying to raise a child by myself have been the biggest challenges of my life.  Every day I experience pain and crippling fatigue that makes daily functioning difficult and draining.  

Social crew

Is the Social Crew for YOU? 

Want to talk to other young adults who know what it's like to live with arthritis? Then come check out the Social Crew! Living with arthritis? Are your school, work, relationships and everyday activities being affected and impacted by your arthritis? 

Tea and Thanks!

We were delighted to host our most recent "Loyal Tea" earlier this month to honour and show our gratitude to the loyal donors who support The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division.  It is because of their generous gifts, that we are able to help improve the lives of people living with arthritis through our intiatives and research.  


Be social, be active - in Kamoops!

Are you living with arthritis in or around Kamloops?  If you are, then you need to know about this new social group that is being organized in the area.  The group is meant as a way for people who are living with inflammatory arthritis to get out there and interact with others in social and active ways - you may have arthritis, but it doesn't have you!


The BC Election was certainly an interesting one!  And thanks to everyone who reached out to connect with and ask questions of their local candidates, we were able to have a lot of important conversations around what people living with arthritis in this province need.


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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