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Attention students who live with inflammatory arthritis!

School notebooks

Are you a student?

Do you live with inflammatory arthritis?

If so, you may be eligible for a UCB Canada Inc. scholarship of up to $5,000, but there are just 12 days left to apply.

Now in its seventh year, the UCBeyond 2013 Scholarship Program is offering one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN for students diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis, who are enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based institution of higher education (e.g. university, college, or trade school) for the fall semester of the 2013 school year.

The winners must demonstrate academic ambition and embrace a way of life that goes above and beyond the boundaries of living with inflammatory arthritis.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2013. Don’t miss out.

Please click here for more information.

Parents with arthritis: Put away that guilt and put those kids to work!

Tip for parents with arthritis: Let the kids load the dishwasherFor people with inflammatory forms of arthritis, fatigue, depression, pain, and sometimes disability are all part of the package. Those living with arthritis may need help from family and friends with household chores, and even from their kids. So, for parents with arthritis there may be extra layers of guilt (as if there aren’t enough already) that may come with the disease.

If you are wracked with guilt about having to make your children do more chores than their friends have to, you may be glad to hear that the work is good for them. Continue reading

2013 Walk to Fight Arthritis – Vancouver

The Walk to Fight ArthritisThe 2013 Walk to Fight Arthritis in Vancouver was a great success! JointHealth™ would like to congratulate the Arthritis Society on their success and thank them for hosting this annual event.

Early morning Sunday, over 1500 people participated in the walk which started at the Olympic Village, carried alongside the seawalk, and ended at the Olympic Village. Over $165,000 money was raised in BC. Participants had one goal in mind – bringing hope and support to people living with arthritis. Thank you to all who participated! We hope you enjoy this photo album and will share this with everyone you know to continue the everlasting support and spirit of the walk.

Finish LineStart LineWarm Up Session

 

Scholarship opportunities from UCB Canada Inc.

UCB Canada Inc. has launched its seventh annual UCBeyond 2013 Scholarship Program.

The UCBeyond 2013 Scholarship Program is offering one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN for students diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis, who are enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based institution of higher education (e.g. university, college, or trade school) for the fall semester of the 2013 school year.

The winners must demonstrate academic ambition and embrace a way of life that goes above and beyond the boundaries of living with inflammatory arthritis.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2013.

Please click here for more information.

UCBeyond 2013 Scholarship Application

Rural and remote physicians conference gets noticed

The 21st Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course “Sea To Sea To Sea” conference that ABN representatives are attending in Victoria right now, made the news last night.

Click here to view the CTV News clip.

Booth at rural and remote physician's conference

To raise awareness about arthritis among rural physicians, the National Arthritis Awareness Program is attending an annual educational event for rural physicians from across Canada.

 

Arthritis: The Elephant in the Room

Arthritis Consumer Experts exhibitArthritis: like the elephant in the room, it’s big and no one’s talking about it. Not in the way they do cancer or diabetes. Yet, it is as much a threat to Canadians’ health as these two well-known diseases. Arthritis strikes 1 in 6 people, including children. It’s debilitating, lifelong, and can lead to early death.

Arthritis Consumer Experts and the Arthritis Broadcast Network, are in Victoria this week working to get people talking about arthritis. Continue reading