The do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research is taking place in just ten days.
On Sunday, June 2 put on your exercise shoes and join the walk to raise awareness and research dollars.
Do it for LUPUS, is the Lupus Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Awareness and pledge events take place throughout British Columbia and people are encouraged to organize or participate in a walk, run, bike ride, golf, bowling, or any activity. For information about the BC Lupus Society, please click here and for the event, click here.
Join the Vancouver team, led by Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, research scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), and Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, director of the Lupus Clinic, and help them achieve their goal of raising $3000 for lupus research in BC. Bring your friends and supporters too.
do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Stanley Park Lumberman’s Arch, Vancouver
To register as an individual or team, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. The Vancouver team registration is 3rd from the bottom of the page, and individual registration is the 4th from the bottom.
For more information regarding the do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research please contact Val Bishop at 604-714-5564 or by by email.
To make a donation, please click here.
As a person living with arthritis, are you prepared for an emergency?
According to the Merriam-Websterdictionary, an emergency is:
a) an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action
b) an urgent need for assistance or relief
Some examples of an emergency would be an earthquake or tornado storm. Other types include allergic reaction and medical emergency. Click here to read more about emergency management in B.C.
Packing non-perishable food is one way to be prepared. Visit JointHealth™’s diet and nutrition page for helpful guidelines. Below are other steps you can take to be prepared. Continue reading
The Arthritis Walk in Oklahoma City pays homage to children with arthritis. Colten, 9, and Landen, 7, along with Jase Sledd, 9, of Sulphur, and Rachel Howard, 17, of Oklahoma City, are the 2013 Faces of Arthritis for the walk. Read more about the children here.
See above for Angi Bruss of Newsok’s indepth interview with Colten, Landen, and Jase. For more information on children and arthritis, please visit JointHealth™’s “Children and Arthritis with Dr. Lori B. Tucker”.
Our best wishes are with everyone who was affected by the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is an annual online virtual convention that runs for 47 straight hours, or the length of May 20 in every time zone around the world.
Join in on this two day, around the clock, live community event!
Cheryl Koehn, founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts, will be dropping in as a Lounge Guest during the World Arthritis Autoimmune Day
At noon ET (9 a.m. PT), Sunday May 19th, just hours after the online event kicks off, Cheryl will be stopping by for 15 minutes visit in the LIVE LOUNGE to say hello to everyone who happens to be in the Lounge at that time.
Cheryl Koehn is a 23-year RA survivor and CEO of Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and its JointHealth™ family of programs. Make sure you are there to meet Cheryl and learn a little bit more about what advocacy she has in the works!
What is JointHealth?
Cheryl developed JointHealth™ programs to empower arthritis consumers through education, helping you take control of your disease, and change your experience with arthritis. As far as Arthritis Consumer Experts, Cheryl brings the arthritis consumer’s perspective to ACE, and to decision-making processes at government, research institutions, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations across Canada and internationally.
In addition to stopping by as a Lounge Guest to ‘meet’ you all, Cheryl will have a bio in the Presentation portion of WAAD13, which will link to podcasts, educational workshops, surveys and more!
To register for WAAD13 please visit www.WAAD13.com
Eric Hamber High School had its 50th year anniversary celebration this Friday. It was a great opportunity for everyone to reminisce about the past.
The celebration also brought joy to two of Arthritis Consumer Experts’ (ACE) staff – Kelly Lendvoy and Anita Chan. They are both Eric Hamber alumni.
Friday’s celebration included a display of rooms dedicated to different decades. There was also a meet and greet in the evening. The celebration on Saturday ended with a gala showcase of past and new Broadway shows the school have been involved with.
Staff from Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) spotted Steve Nash near the office. It was a pleasant surprise for our morning coffee run!
JointHealth™ provides a helpful podcast on exercise and arthritis here. Topics include:
General exercise benefits
- Weight loss/weight maintenance
Benefits of exercise for RA, AS, PsA, OA
- types of safe exercise for the person with arthritis
- protecting ones joints during exercise
- preparing to exercise safely (joint protection, warm up/cool down, etc.)
- after exercise strategies to prevent joint pain and stiffness