Arthritis Research Canada Launches #EscapeArthritis Awareness Campaign

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VANCOUVER, BC, September 1, 2022 /CNW/ – September is Arthritis Awareness Month and Arthritis Research Canada wants you to join us in helping to raise awareness about this invisible and misunderstood disease that affects more than 6 million Canadians of all ages.

There are 100 forms of arthritis that pose different challenges for different people. Arthritis Research Canada leads more than 100 innovative research studies aimed at preventing arthritis, facilitating early diagnosis, finding better treatments and improving the quality of life for people with arthritis.

Being diagnosed with arthritis can be devastating, leaving people feeling lost and with many questions. What if my medications don’t work? Can I exercise? Will I be able to have children? Will I live in constant pain? How will arthritis impact my career? Will my disease go into remission? Will I need joint replacement surgery? Where can I find information and resources to help me?

Arthritis can also be a maze of doctor’s appointments, complications, medications, pain, and worry.

Arthritis Research Canada’s cutting-edge research is here to help people navigate this maze so they can continue to live a full life, despite arthritis. How do we do that? By working with our patient partners to conduct practical research to find answers that address the challenges people with arthritis face every day.

This September, learn more about Arthritis Research Canada’s life-changing research and how you or your loved ones can #EscapeArthritis.

#EscapeArthritis: Do you suffer from arthritis? How did you feel when you were first diagnosed? In September, join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share your experiences and find out how Arthritis Research Canada is working to make living with arthritis easier. #ArthritisResearch

Fall newsletter: Coming September 6! Advice on arthritis flare-ups, a one-of-a-kind program to reduce osteoarthritis risk, ways to maintain mental health, the future of arthritis research and more in the fall issue from the Arthritis Newsletter!

Educational series, episode 8: Join dr. Jackie Whittaker, physiotherapist and scientist from Arthritis Research Canada for a webinar on stopping osteoarthritis after a sports injury. Discover a unique online exercise-based program developed to help boost recovery after knee injury and reduce the risk of developing this life-changing disease. Includes a Q&A session with Dr. Whittaker. September 15 at 10am PDT. To register, click here.

Want to know more about Arthritis Research Canada’s campaign? Click on here.

Want to support arthritis research? Click on here.

ABOUT ARTHRITIS RESEARCH CANADA:

Arthritis Research Canada is the largest arthritis clinical research institution in North America. Our mission is to transform the lives of people with arthritis through research and engagement. The scientific director of Arthritis Research Canada, Dr. Diane Lacaille leads a team of more than 100 researchers, trainees and staff whose globally recognized research is creating a future where people with arthritis are empowered to triumph over pain and disability. Arthritis Research Canada conducts research in Canada in British Columbia, alberta and Quebec and is affiliated with five major universities: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of CalgaryUniversity Lavaland McGill university. Arthritis Research Canada conducts research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, new and better treatments and improving quality of life.

SOURCE Arthritis Research Canada

For further information: Heather Caulder, Marketing and Communications Officer, 604-207-4002 or [email protected]www.arthritisresearch.ca

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