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.
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.
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…it’s FREE!
When we first met and I told you I had muscular dystrophy, what were your initial thoughts?
I was certainly familiar with the term muscular dystrophy but I didn’t understand what it meant to be honest. Because I was attracted to you, I had a curiosity to find out more. The disease definitely didn’t diminish my interest in you. I remember thinking that whatever this disease is, I’m not afraid of it. The way I’m going to tackle it is to find out more about it.
Once we married, what surprised you or caught you off guard about living with someone with chronic illness? Continue reading →
While at the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, the ABN interviewed rheumatologists with several questions, including about the value they get from attending this conference. Here is what Dr. Kam Shojania, ARC researcher and head of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia, had to say.
Amit Bhatnagar of New Delhi has designed a medical lab-in-a-suitcase that helps to diagnose arthritis. Bhatnagar is a former business consultant at Universal Studio’s IIT-Roorkee.
“It is a complete compact lab in a suitcase with power backup. It has been designed to perform 23 vital blood tests for kidney, liver, heart, anaemia, diabetes and arthritis accurately, cost-effectively and timely,” Bhatnagar said in an interview with a reporter from The Times of India. Continue reading →