Why Fundraise

With the help of our incredible donors, volunteers and fundraisers like you, the Arthritis Society invests in cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy, and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis.

Since its inception, the Walk for Arthritis has raised over $10 million but it is not enough. Arthritis is a serious disease and there is no cure. We need your help to create a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives. You can get involved in the Walk for Arthritis today by registering, fundraising or donating.

Fundraising Resources

When you register for the Walk for Arthritis you gain access to your own fundraising page in your participant centre. You can customize this page to let people know why you are walking, share it on social media, use it to start a team, and ask your network for donations.

New to fundraising? We also have a selection of tools and resources to help you maximize your 2018 Walk for Arthritis fundraising campaign, and have fun doing it!

Fundraise for your chance to win!

The Walk for Arthritis is giving away prizes and all you have to do to win is fundraise for the Walk for Arthritis.
This is the perfect opportunity to raise critical funds for cutting-edge arthritis research, innovative solutions, and proactive advocacy that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis, while also having a chance to win great prizes.

Here is what you need to do for your chance to win

From January 1st to April 30th 2018, if the total funds you raise online for the Walk for Arthritis fall into one of the fundraising milestones outlined below, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win the prize that corresponds with that fundraising milestone.

  1. Raise your first $100 in online verified funds to be entered to win one of ten $15 Tim Horton’s gift cards.
  2. Raise your first $250 in online verified funds to be entered to win one of ten $25 Indigo gift cards.

The contest period will end at 11:59:59pm EST on April 30th

From January 1st to June 3rd 2018, if the total funds you raise online for the Walk for Arthritis fall into one of the fundraising milestones outlined below you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win the prize that corresponds with that fundraising milestone.

  1. Raise your first $100 in online verified funds to be entered to win one of ten $15 Tim Horton’s gift cards
  2. Raise your first $250 in online verified funds to be entered to win one of ten $25 Indigo gift cards
  3. Raise $1,000 or more in online verified funds to be entered to win one of two $100 Canadian Tire gift cards.

The contest period will end at 11:59:59pm EST on June 3, 2018

A complete list of rules and regulations can be found here: Rules and Regulations

For further information please contact walk@arthritis.ca or call us at 1.855.825.9255.

Badges & Walk Stars

We are incredibly grateful that you're giving your time, passion, and energy to ensure your fundraising and local Walk for Arthritis is a success. To say thank you, one way we recognize your dedication to the Walk for Arthritis is through badges and the Walk Star program.

Badges

Badges are added to your profile to let potential donors know a little more about you, and to celebrate fundraising milestones. They can also be a fun way to start up a competition with your teammates.

Walk Stars

Join the club! Become a Walk for Arthritis Walk Star.

Raise $500 or more for the 2018 Walk for Arthritis and you automatically qualify as a Walk Star. That means you are a difference maker. As a Walk Star, you lead the way in helping to move toward a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives.

  • When you become a Walk Star, you’ll earn a badge on your Participant Centre. It’s our way to say thank you for your dedication and passion and energy. And it can be your way to impress your friends!
  • We want to celebrate you and your achievements. As a Walk Star you will receive:
    • An exclusive Walk Star performance shirt.
    • Preferred registration on event day!
    • Your name in Stars at your Walk for Arthritis location

If you registered as a family, one Walk Star performance shirt will be given for each $500 raised up to the number of individuals registered in your family. For example: If a family of 4 raises $1,000 then 2 Walk Star shirts will be given. If a family of 3 raises $2,000 then 3 Walk Star shirts will be given.

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