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Impact in Motion

Impact in Motion

"I believe the Arthritis Society has a role in educating the public and funding research. I can’t emphasize that enough."
— Joan, Arthritis Society supporter living with arthritis

Fighting the fire of arthritis with the fire of philanthropy

We’re pleased to share with you the latest Impact in Motion, our exclusive report for Leadership Circle supporters. The spring edition highlights how your generosity helps us continue to fight the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation, information and support.

From critical support services such as the Arthritis Line to exciting research in pain management, you’re empowering the six million Canadians with arthritis to take charge of their disease, and enabling promising researchers to explore new approaches to treatment and care. Together, we’re working toward the day when we extinguish arthritis for good.

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Joan Fidler Burrows is grateful every day

Joan Fidler Burrows lives with rheumatoid arthritis, but that hasn’t slowed the 85-year-old down. Joan believes the Arthritis Society has a key role to play in arthritis education and awareness – a belief she takes to heart as a participant in an important clinical trial involving people with rheumatic diseases.  

Read Joan’s story

Photography of Joan Burrows

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A lifeline for people looking for answers

Woman sitting in her living room, in a video conference via her celphone

Living with arthritis can be challenging for both those diagnosed and their family members. But thanks to your generosity, the Arthritis Line – our national telephone and online support service for Canadians with arthritis – provides thousands of people with current, reliable, evidence-based information and support.

See the impact of this vital service

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Better primary care for lower back pain

Research is the key to unlocking better treatments and one day, a cure for arthritis. Your support fuels emerging researchers like Kyle Vader, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University whose work on low back pain may lead to improvements in how primary care is delivered to people with arthritis and how their pain is managed. Kyle’s grandmother was a long-time Arthritis Society donor – and now, thanks to your support, the relationship has come full circle.

Learn about Kyle’s promising research

Kyle Vader

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