Team Still's (AOSD)
Hello and welcome to Team Still's!
Thank you for your interest in helping us fight to end arthritis!
My name is Yoanne Rautert. I am honoured to be the captain of Team Still's.
Team Still's was developed to help bring awareness to a rare form of rheumatoid arthritis called Adult-Onset Still's Disease (AOSD). It is also categorized as a systematic-inflammatory disease.
It is estimated that this disease affects 1 in every 500,000 around the world. With peak age ranging between 20s-40 yrs old.
AOSD is characterized by the following symptoms: high spiking fevers, joint paint, elevated ferritin levels and salmon-coloured bumpy rashes.
After months of struggle, I was diagnosed with AOSD in February 2015.
I am here today because of the support of my family, friends and the Rheumatology team at HSC.
We invite you to come and join our team for the walk on June 4th and/or donate to a great cause!
For more information on Adult-Onset Still's Disease, please visit www.stillsdisease.org.
Please support The Arthritis Society and our team!
On Sunday, June 4, 2017, our team is participating in the Walk to Fight Arthritis. We're walking and raising funds to help find a cure and support the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with the pain of arthritis.
You can make a difference in their lives, and help researchers search for improved treatments by making a donation to any of our team members. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal for this very important cause.
Please join the movement and make a donation to support this important cause. Thank you so much!