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Jul 04, 2019, 09:00 ET 1 in 4 medical cannabis users say it's now harder to access cannabis since recreational legalization

OTTAWA, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has had an impact on access to medical cannabis, with one in four medical cannabis users saying that it is now harder...


Jun 08, 2015, 14:45 ET Thousands Show Their Support for Canadians with Arthritis

Walk to Fight Arthritis has raised $8 million in six years Walk to Fight Arthritis has raised $8 million to help fund The Arthritis Society's research, education and support programs TORONTO, June 8, ...


Nov 25, 2013, 14:12 ET The Arthritis Society Gains Accreditation by Imagine Canada's Standards Program

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Arthritis Society announced today that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada's Standards Program, one of just 82 Canadian non-profit organizations to earn...


Oct 21, 2013, 07:30 ET Arthritis Society urges Canadians to "Share The Pain"

Society Launches National Conversation on Living With Arthritis www.ThePain.ca; 1-855-599-PAIN; #ThePain TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Arthritis Society today launched a nationwide campaign to...


Sep 26, 2013, 16:49 ET 24,000 Canadian Children Live with Arthritis

The Arthritis Society supports families with programs, resources TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Arthritis is often thought of as a disease associated with aging, however, a report released today by...


Sep 18, 2013, 10:00 ET The Arthritis Society commits $4.5 million in research funding

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Arthritis Society today announced the commitment of over $4.5 million in funding for arthritis research across the country. The Arthritis Society is the largest...


Sep 09, 2013, 18:20 ET New study highlights strain arthritis places on health-care system

Canadians with arthritis two to three times more likely to need health services TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - At a time when hospitals across Canada are trying to cut costs by scaling back or...


Sep 03, 2013, 13:26 ET High Impact of Arthritis in the Workplace Draws Focus During Arthritis Awareness Month

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The statistics are alarming - over 4.6 million Canadians live with arthritis and the annual economic burden is estimated at $33 billion. In the recent 'Fit for Work'...


Jun 09, 2013, 21:47 ET Walk to Fight Arthritis raises almost $1.7 million for research, education and support programs

Economic impact of arthritis estimated to be $33 billion annually TORONTO, June 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Siena Pacheco is five years old, and enjoys swimming and riding her bike. Sheila Stone has a few years...


Jun 05, 2013, 17:44 ET Over 30 communities will Walk to Fight Arthritis on June 9 2013 to raise funds for The Arthritis Society in fourth annual charity event

Event to support the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Brantford's Jane Grant-Henderson, a 55-year-old mom, was diagnosed with osteoarthritis nearly a...


Nov 29, 2012, 05:45 ET 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...


Oct 31, 2012, 15:35 ET Arthritis takes a toll on working population

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - One in three respondents to the 'Fit For Work Survey' conducted for The Arthritis Society reported that they stopped working because of their arthritis. The 'Fit for...


Oct 12, 2012, 09:00 ET 'Quiz to Give' for World Arthritis Day

Two minutes adds up to $25,000 for 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Arthritis Society, in partnership with Pfizer Canada, is marking World Arthritis Day...


Sep 05, 2012, 05:59 ET Stigma Hinders Treatment and Awareness of One of Canada's Leading Diseases

Leads to staggering socio-economic implications for all Canadians TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - According to a recent poll conducted by The Arthritis Society, more than a quarter of Canadians report ...


Aug 28, 2012, 05:59 ET Media Advisory - The Arthritis Society launching month-long campaign for Arthritis Awareness Month

4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - This September, The Arthritis Society is launching a month-long campaign dedicated to educating Canadians about this complex ...


Jun 11, 2012, 07:30 ET 3rd annual Walk to Fight Arthritis a resounding success

~ Thousands walked to help find a cure for one of Canada's leading causes of disability ~ TORONTO, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The 3rd annual Walk to Fight Arthritis presented by the makers of TYLENOL®,...


Jun 10, 2012, 06:59 ET /R E P E A T -- Event Day Media Advisory - Join Thousands of Canadians in Fight Against Arthritis/

~ Help find a cure for one of Canada's leading causes of disability ~ TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Lace up your walking shoes! On Sunday, June 10th, The Arthritis Society is hosting the third annual ...


Jun 08, 2012, 07:30 ET Join Thousands of Canadians in the 3rd Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis

~ 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...


Jun 08, 2012, 06:59 ET /R E P E A T -- Event Day Media Advisory - Join Thousands of Canadians in Fight Against Arthritis/

~ Help find a cure for one of Canada's leading causes of disability ~ TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Lace up your walking shoes! On Sunday, June 10th, The Arthritis Society is hosting the third annual ...


Jun 07, 2012, 06:59 ET Event Day Media Advisory - Join Thousands of Canadians in Fight Against Arthritis

~ Help find a cure for one of Canada's leading causes of disability ~ TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Lace up your walking shoes! On Sunday, June 10th, The Arthritis Society is hosting the third annual ...


Apr 25, 2012, 05:59 ET New CEO Appointed to The Arthritis Society

TORONTO, April 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Arthritis Society's National Board of Directors announces the appointment of Janet Yale to the role of President and CEO, effective June 4, 2012. Ms. Yale joins...


Mar 01, 2012, 05:59 ET Many Canadian children with arthritis wait too long before seeing a specialist

TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The majority of Canadian children with juvenile arthritis are not seeing a specialist within the suggested timeframe for early, effective care, according to a report...


Nov 16, 2010, 05:00 ET Canadians run historic Athens marathon for arthritis research

TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Almost 150 Canadians recently ran in the 2,500th anniversary of the world's first marathon in Athens, Greece to raise more than $740,000 for The Arthritis Society. Traveling...


Sep 09, 2010, 07:00 ET Poll says Canadians unaware arthritis affects workers

September is Arthritis Awareness Month TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Many Canadians do not understand the impact arthritis has on people in the workplace, says The Arthritis Society. A recent Ipsos Reid...


Jul 19, 2010, 14:12 ET Arthritis expected to increase

TORONTO, July 19 /CNW/ - The already staggering social and economic costs of arthritis in Canada are set to explode during the coming decades, says The Arthritis Society in response to a report...