~ Help find a cure for one of Canada's leading cause of disability ~
TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - In 21 communities across Canada, thousands
of Canadians will be joining forces on Sunday, June 10th for The
Arthritis Society's Walk to Fight Arthritis, presented by the makers of
TYLENOL®. Funds raised will be invested in vital arthritis research and
programs for the 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.
"In the past two years, participants in The Walk to Fight Arthritis
participants have raised over $2.3 million," says Janet Yale, President
and CEO, The Arthritis Society. "This year promises to be even more
successful in terms of fundraising and participation. This
overwhelming support from the arthritis community brings us closer to
our goal of finding a cure for this disease."
While official Walks are being held on Sunday, June 10th in 21
communities across the country, any community can take part by holding
their own Virtual Walk. "Regardless of where you live, you can create
your own Virtual Walk in any city or town," says Yale. "Gather a group
of family, friends or co‐workers, set your route and register online
for the Virtual Walk. It's a great way to walk on your own schedule and
still help make a difference."
In addition to walking and raising funds, Canadians are encouraged to
visit www.WalkToFightArthritis.ca to share their personal story of
living with arthritis. The makers of TYLENOL® have generously donated
$10 per story towards helping find a cure and we are very pleased that
more than 2,000 stories have been shared. "Arthritis affects both
young and old - in fact, of the 4.6 million Canadians who live with
arthritis, nearly three in five are under the age of 65," says Pat
Smallcombe, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Inc. "That's why we're
so proud to be involved with The Arthritis Society to raise funds and
help those struggling with this disease."
All participants who raise $100 or more will receive an official Walk to
Fight Arthritis t‐shirt on event day; there is no cost to register.
For details on the Walk, visit www.WalkToFightArthritis.ca and check out the Walk on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WalkToFightArthritis to connect with other participants around the country.
About The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of Living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs
and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved
ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest
non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more
than $175 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the
diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis.
For more information, visit www.arthritis.ca.
About McNeil Consumer
McNeil Consumer Healthcare markets a broad range of well-known and
trusted over-the-counter (OTC) products around the globe. In Canada,
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., markets
products in the adult and pediatric pain relief, allergy,
gastro-intestinal and nicotine-replacement categories under the brand
names TYLENOL®, MOTRIN®, BENYLIN®, BENADRYL®, REACTINE®, PEPCID®,
IMODIUM®, ROLAIDS®, NICORETTE® and NICODERM®. For more information
SOURCE Arthritis Society
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