Raising more than $1.25 million dollars and showing support for the millions who live with the chronic pain, inflammation and mobility restrictions of arthritis, more than 8000 Canadians in 41 communities joined The Arthritis Society to Walk to Fight Arthritis.
In Nova Scotia, three Walk sites, in Berwick, Halifax and Sydney raised over $70,000 for the 1 in 4 Nova Scotians living with arthritis – the highest prevalence in Canada. More than 400 participants took steps toward an arthritis-free future while raising awareness and celebrating those with the strength and courage it takes to fight this devastating disease.
“Every night before bed I thought, should I do the Walk to Fight Arthritis?” recalled Olivia, Nova Scotia’s 10-year old Walk Superhero. “Then I thought, I want to find a cure. Arthritis feels like pain and sadness and no one should have to feel this way.”
Olivia put her strategy and dedication to the test, and raised more than $7000.00, taking home the title of Top Child Fundraiser in Halifax.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors for their support in making the Walk a success. Thank you to Medavie Blue Cross for joining us once again as Atlantic Platinum Walk Sponsor, to Gold Sponsor GoodLife Fitness, to Silver Sponsors: Harding Medical, Creative Curve Media Group, Aerobics First, and Massage Addict. And to our Bronze Sponsors: Glow The Event Store, Spring Loaded, Atlantic Superstore, and Soles in Motion – thank you. Finally, thank you to our Media Sponsors Mix 96.5 in Halifax and Cape 94.9 in Sydney.
(Photo: Top Child Fundraiser and Walk Superhero Olivia)