Media Advisory - Janet Yale, President and CEO, The Arthritis Society, to address Economic Club of Canada today

Fit For Work: Arthritis and the Workplace

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - In this keynote address to the Economic Club of Canada, Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society will present the exclusive results of the new "Fit for Work" survey revealing the financial, physical, emotional and psychological challenges arthritis presents in the workplace and the necessary role that The Arthritis Society, in collaboration with others, must play in confronting this growing challenge.

There are currently 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. In addition to the terrible toll the condition takes on people and their families, arthritis is now Canada's number one leading cause of workplace disability. Within a generation, fully seven million Canadians will suffer with arthritis, generating an annual economic burden of some $68 billion.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Location: The National Club, 303 Bay St, Toronto

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 $180 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis.

SOURCE: Arthritis Society

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or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Douglas Emerson
tel: 416.979.7228 ext.3348

Franco Cignelli
tel: 416 979-7228, ext. 3354

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