The 10th Annual ARThritis Soirée, Arthritis Research Canada’s signature fundraising event, raised an amazing $790,000 in support of life-changing arthritis research.
This elegant cocktail event took place at the Roof, Hotel Vancouver, on May 11 and hosted business and community leaders, healthcare professionals and individuals – all of whom showed incredible support for vital arthritis research.
There are over 100 types of arthritis affecting more than 6 million Canadians of all ages, including 800,000 British Columbians. Arthritis is the #1 cause of work disability and costs the Canadian economy an estimated $33 billion per year in treatment costs and lost productivity.
“Living with arthritis presents many challenges that can affect all aspects of a person’s life, and research provides tools and resources to improve their lives significantly,” said Dr. Diane Lacaille, Arthritis Research Canada’s Scientific Director.
Over the past ten years, the ARThritis Soirée has become a significant event in raising awareness and funds for arthritis research – shining the spotlight on this invisible and often misunderstood disease. Arthritis Research Canada is proud that, for the second year in a row, the Royal Bank of Canada supported the ARThritis Soirée as its Presenting Sponsor.
Arthritis Research Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada
Arthritis Research Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada is leading research from coast to coast – with centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Our team of world-class scientists, trainees and staff are currently conducting more than 100 innovative studies to find answers for over 6 million Canadians, of all ages, living with arthritis. Arthritis Research Canada’s research is aimed at preventing arthritis, facilitating early diagnosis, finding better treatments, and improving quality of life for people with arthritis. Our patient-driven research is reducing the burden of arthritis and providing people with arthritis more timely and cost-effective solutions to address their healthcare needs, right now!
You can help make arthritis research a priority!
For more information and to learn how you can make a difference, visit Arthritis Research Canada.
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