Join the movement and help us move forward!
The 4th Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, Sunday June 9, 2013
TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ -
|What:|| Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Canada, and costs an estimated $33
billion annually. Funding is urgently needed to turn the tide on the financial, social,
and emotional costs of the disease, and to help the more than 4.6 million Canadians
who live with arthritis.
|There's lots of ways to help and get involved:|
|-|| Walk with us! You'll be walking 1km or 5km routes with hundreds of other
people to help raise awareness about the impact of arthritis on people's lives,
and to raise funds to support the work of The Arthritis Society. Funds raised
support vital research into the treatment and prevention of arthritis, as well as
the delivery of resources, programs and services for people living with arthritis.
|-|| Take part in our flash mob "arthritis friendly dance" at the event -- learn the
moves here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=149943085185160&set=vb.12417
|-||Find your groove in our MOVE IT studio during the Walk for a chance to be in our video|
|-|| Enter our contest for a chance to win great prizes https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?
|-||To register, donate, volunteer or fundraise, visit www.walktofightarthritis.ca.|
|When:||Sunday June 9, 2013|
|9:00am Event opens|
|10:05am "Flash mob" & opening ceremony|
|10:30am Walk Start (rain or shine)|
|11:30am Awards & Closing|
|Where:||Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto|
|Free parking is available on-site for participants.|
| Shuttle Bus: From Broadview Station beginning at 7:00am These buses will stop
running at 10:30am and will start running again at 11:30 a.m. The last shuttle leaves
the Evergreen Brick Works at 1:00 p.m.
|Janet Yale, President and CEO, The Arthritis Society|
|Trevor Roberts, Executive Director, The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division|
| Miriam Schacter, Choreographer and dance-fitness teacher for people
with movement differences
|Anthony Agati, 27, Arthritis Ambassador|
|Sara Lebensold, 31, Arthritis Ambassador|
|Siena Pacheco, 5, Arthritis Ambassador|
ABOUT THE WALK TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS
The Walk to Fight Arthritis presented by the makers of TYLENOL® is The Arthritis Society's signature annual fundraising event. The 4th Annual Walk takes place on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in more than 30 communities across Canada, as well as on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Saskatoon and Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Prince George.
In 2012, more than 7,200 Walk participants raised more than $1.5 million to support vital research into treatment and prevention, as well as the delivery of education resources, programs and services for people living with arthritis.
The Walk highlights the importance of staying active to help manage the disease and its symptoms.
In 2012, more than 7,200 Walk participants raised more than $1.5 million. Funds raised support:
- Research to improve the quality of life for people living with arthritis
- Free educational materials and events for those living with arthritis and their networks
- Local programs and services to help people with arthritis become better informed about facing challenges and living well with arthritis
- Comprehensive, personalized assistance through the Arthritis Self-Management Program
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 the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis and their loved ones. Since it was founded 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. For more information, visit www.arthritis.ca.
SOURCE: The Arthritis Society - Ontario Division
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The Arthritis Society