Arthritis Research Canada received exciting news at the annual ARThritis Soirée – a $3 million funding announcement by Health Minister Adrian Dix. This boosted the total funds raised to an amazing $3,375,000 in support of life-saving arthritis research.
More than 6 million Canadians of all ages, live with the pain and disability of arthritis. It is the #1 cause of work disability and costs the Canadian economy an estimated $33 billion per year in treatment costs and lost productivity.
“Arthritis is over 100 diseases that can cause serious, life-threatening complications and interfere with a person’s ability to live life to the fullest,” said Dr. Diane Lacaille, Arthritis Research Canada’s Scientific Director. “We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, performers, guests and donors for participating in this year’s ARThritis Soirée to support research that finds solutions to challenges caused by arthritis.”
The Soirée is a success year-over-year thanks to the collective and generous efforts of many sponsors, guests, donors, volunteers, and dynamic hosts – Fred Lee, regular contributor for the Province Newspaper and Boulevard Magazine, and Fiona Forbes, host, producer and TV powerhouse.
Guests were treated to an exciting performance by Angela Kelman, lead singer of Canadian country music group, Farmer’s Daughter. Kelman and her band had everyone up and dancing for arthritis research.
“The world has changed due to the global pandemic, but the need for arthritis research is still significant,” Lacaille said. “We are grateful that people continued to show their support by joining us at the event.”
We are excited to share the 2022 ARThritis Soirée photo gallery with you.
Arthritis Research Canada recognizes Sombilon Photography for their talent and support of our event.
This year’s photo gallery can be found on Sombilon’s website.
Thank You RBC
Arthritis Research Canada would like to thank RBC for supporting the ARThritis Soirée as Presenting Sponsor.
“At RBC, we are guided by our purpose to help our clients thrive and communities prosper,” said Martin Thibodeau, Regional President British Columbia, RBC Royal Bank. “We know that arthritis impacts many families in our region. That’s why we are supporting the ideas happening at Arthritis Research Canada that are helping to improve the lives of people living with arthritis.”
RBC is committed to creating positive social impact in communities and is known for bringing their company and networks together to tackle big issues of today and tomorrow. We are honoured to have their generous support.
Arthritis Research Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada
Arthritis Research Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada is the largest arthritis research organization in North America with centres in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. Our dedicated team of world-class research scientists, assistants, and trainees are conducting over 100 studies. Arthritis Research Canada’s research is aimed at preventing arthritis, facilitating early diagnosis, finding better treatments, and improving the 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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