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Impact in Motion

Impact in Motion

“We have a disease to crush. Innovation will help us do just that.”
— Trish Barbato, President & CEO, Arthritis Society

Fighting the fire of arthritis with the power of innovation

We’re excited to share with you the latest edition of Impact in Motion, our exclusive report for Leadership Circle supporters. The summer/fall issue is all about innovation – what it means to the Arthritis Society, why it’s important, and how we’re investing in new ideas to transform the future of arthritis treatment and care.

The report features a Q&A about our bold Innovation Strategy with Arthritis Society President & CEO, Trish Barbato. Learn more about the strategy’s three pillars – Ignite Research Grants, Social Impact, and Arthritis Ideator Awards – which aim to uncover, unlock and unleash innovative solutions to help people live better with arthritis as we work toward extinguishing it forever.

Download Your Impact Report [PDF 405kB]

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Audrie Cossar has always been a fighter

For long-time supporter Audrie Cossar, arthritis has impacted her family for three generations. Audrie, her mother, and two of her four children, have all fought the fire of arthritis. The family has benefited from the Arthritis Society’s resources, and Audrie knows: “There are many other families like mine who are impacted by arthritis. I want to help ensure support is always there for them.”  

Read Audrie’s story

Photography of Audrie Cossar

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The first-ever Ideator Award winners

Arthritis Ideator Awards winners

On April 21, we hosted our inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards to uncover new innovations with the potential to improve arthritis management and care. Four outstanding innovators were awarded $50,000 each to scale their ideas so more people with arthritis can benefit from them.

Meet the Ideator Award winners

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One step closer to curing osteoarthritis back pain

Chronic low back pain is common in people with osteoarthritis but Dr. Lisbet Haglund and her team at McGill University are making progress on novel therapies that have been effective in reducing pain in an animal model. Her research could revolutionize how lower back pain is treated, thanks in part to your support.

Learn more about Dr. Haglund’s work

Dr. Lisbet Haglund

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In case you missed it: three additional Ignite Research Grants awarded in May