UPDATE! Walk to Fight Against Arthritis

Saturday Apr 22nd, 2017

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UPDATE!

I wanted to share an exciting discovery I have just made; apparently I am the TOP FUNDRAISER for the Walk against Arthritis that I'm participating in on June 4th! If you have already made a donation, I thank-you!

PHIL SMALL - Top Fundraiser

For those who have not yet dontated, I would like to share my own experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis. As I mentioned, I received this diagnosis when I was an adolescent. At that time the treatment was invaribly a barrage of NSAID's (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflamatory Drug), which was immediately implimented. This treatment was intended to reduce inflamation and the painfull swelling of the joints associated with flare-ups. The results were okay, but left room for improvement, and there were some undesireable side effects to consider. Since then, however, a variety of new treatment options and medications have become available. Currently I am enjoying the benefits of one of the newer biological medications which targets the immune system and inhibits the inflamation from taking place to begin with. 

It is new treatments like this that drasticly improve the quality of life enjoyed by those diagnosed with arthritis. Without generous contributions from donors like you, these treatments, and the ones yet to be developed, would never come about. 

Can you please donate?

Creating a future without arthritis is important to me, that is why I am participating in the Walk to Fight Arthritis on Sunday June 4, 2017.

The Walk to Fight Arthritis has three goals: 

1. Vastly improve care for Canadians with arthritis, wherever they live.

2. Build a supportive community of people who know what it’s like to live in pain.

3. Find the cures that put an end to arthritis.

These are very real pursuits: be part of it by donating to me today and helping me reach my fundraising goal.

Thank you in advance for your donation! Your contribution will aid in important research and support programs, but also means a great deal to me. 

Sincerely,

Phil Small

 

walk@arthritis.ca


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