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Help us fight fire with fire by renewing your support today.

The fire of arthritis rages for six million Canadians who live with its devastating pain each day. But your donation today can — and will — make a positive difference.

Your renewed support will ensure we can continue funding the innovative arthritis research, education resources, and advocacy programs millions of Canadians with arthritis are counting on.

You are making a difference in the lives of Canadians who, every day, feel the searing flare of arthritis.

Changing lives through research and innovation

When you renew your support for Arthritis Society Canada, you help fund innovative research and solutions that can make a life-changing difference for those who face the daily fire of arthritis.

Dr. Marc PouliotOne such research project is being led by Dr. Marc Pouliot at Université Laval, who is addressing the urgent need for simple medication to help with the management of arthritis.

For those with inflammatory arthritis, damage to joints and internal organs is caused by immune cells attacking them and triggering inflammation. But blocking a receptor protein, located on the surface of the activated cells called neutrophils, could prevent this inflammation and tissue damage. Dr. Pouliot will engage in further studies to determine how this receptor works and how it can be exploited as a new therapeutic target in inflammatory arthritis.

This work could lead to new treatments bringing improved quality of life for more than a million Canadians with inflammatory arthritis.

Donors like you will ensure that Arthritis Society Canada can continue to fund innovative research like this, to unearth game-changing new findings with the power to change lives for those who feel the searing flare of arthritis.

Please renew your support today. Help us fight fire with fire.

About Arthritis Society Canada

Arthritis Society Canada is dedicated to extinguishing arthritis.

Donor support is critical because without action now, the number of Canadians living with arthritis will soon grow to nine million.

Our donors are heroes. Donations provide essential financial support for initiatives like research that bring us closer to finding better treatments and, ultimately, a cure. We thank each of our everyday heroes, who share our vision of extinguishing arthritis.

Our promise to you: Arthritis Society Canada is committed to honouring your generosity and using your donation in the most effective way. If funds are raised in excess of those needed to support the designated purpose, Arthritis Society Canada acting reasonably may designate the donation towards the highest priority needs of the organization.