Thousands of Canadians getting ready to change lives at June 4 Walk to Fight Arthritis

June 1, 2017

The Arthritis Society’s 8th annual signature fundraiser supports ground breaking research and programs to help create a future without arthritis

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Thursday, June 1, 2017 –  Sunday June 4 will see thousands of people from across Canada put their lives – and bodies – in motion to help fund a cure for arthritis.
Now in its eighth year, the Walk to Fight Arthritis brings families, friends and organizations together in 40 communities across the country. It builds a community of support for Canadians with arthritis, and serves to elevate public awareness of the challenges of living with this devastating disease.
“The power to move is something we too often take for granted,” says Janet Yale, President and CEO of The Arthritis Society. “So many Canadians with arthritis are denied that freedom. That’s why the outpouring of support for this event is so inspiring. The Walk to Fight Arthritis gives Canadians an opportunity to move – and to be moved. With every step, we can each help give people the power to live better with arthritis today, while we work together to support the scientific discoveries that will create a future free from arthritis.”
To date, community support has helped the Walk to Fight Arthritis raise over $9 million to support The Arthritis Society’s research and education initiatives.
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The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for almost 70 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing over $195 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information about The Arthritis Society and to make a donation, visit
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For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Walk Contact: Douglas Emerson
tel: 416-979-7228 ext. 3348
cell: 647.706.0440