Walk to Fight Arthritis - Trail

Last years walk for the cure!
Last years walk for the cure!

Zoe's Fighters

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. 

In February of 2016 my daughter Zoe was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.  This is a very rare subtype of JA that accounts for only 10% of the 300,000 children worldwide with Juvenile arthritis.  Seemingly overnight our world was turned upside down.  She is now seen by a team of pediatrician rheumatologists in Vancouver at the children's hospital.  They started her immediately on low dose chemotherapy to gain control of her over active immune response, and thankfully she has been declared in medically induced remission and taken off of all medications this January.  The chance for it coming back and flaring up is always there looming with every cold or virus she catches.  Her early diagnosis has directly improved the course of her illness.  With your donation to the cause more research can be funded to one day find a cure so that no other child has to go through what she's been through; and to help raise awareness that kids get arthritis too.  

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!

 
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