Join fellow Canadians in the fight against arthritis

Walk to Fight Arthritis is a fundraising event that celebrates the lives of people with arthritis

CALGARY, May 29 /CNW/ - This Sunday, May 30, the Arthritis Society brings the Walk to Fight Arthritis, presented by the makers of TYLENOL(R), to communities across Canada, including Calgary, to help raise funds and awareness for one of the leading causes of disability in Canada.

For more than four million Canadians, arthritis is a debilitating and life-changing disease. While many believe that arthritis affects primarily the elderly, most people currently living with the disease are under the age of 65.

Thousands are expected to show their support across the country by proudly wearing a special Blue Badge to show their connection to the cause and the fight against arthritis. All walk participants will be given a Blue Badge to wear during the walk to demonstrate that there are multiple forms of arthritis and that it impacts Canadians of all ages and not just the elderly.

Local heroes will be available to discuss how arthritis has affected their life and the importance of finding a cure for this disease, including:

    -   Why participating in the Walk to Fight Arthritis is so important to
    -   How Canadians can support cutting-edge research and essential
        programs that support those living with arthritis;
    -   Tips on how to manage certain types of arthritis; and,
    -   The best resources for patient, friends and family to find
        information and support.

The Calgary Walk will be held at Fish Creek Provincial Park (Glennfield Area A, Bannister Road entrance) and will start at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Participants can choose to walk 1 or 5 km. In addition to the Walk, lots of activities including lunch, entertainment, music and attendance prizes are planned for walkers and families.

For more information on the Walk to Fight Arthritis, visit


For further information: For further information: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Trish Weatherup, The Arthritis Society, C: (403) 826-8348, E:; Rohini Mukherji, Edelman, C: (647) 242-9346, E:; Laura Espinoza, Edelman, C: (647) 883-3565, E:

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