Arthritis Awareness Month
September is Arthritis Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the much needed funds for research.
While most people are aware of arthritis, many do not know of the disabling and life-changing effects it has. The goal is to find practical research for everyday living, meaning finding the answers NOW to reduce the burden of arthritis, and to give people with arthritis better, more timely, and cost-effective solutions for living with their disease.
Some Arthritis Facts
- There are over 100 types of arthritis in all (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, gout, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, etc).
- Arthritis affects 350 million individuals worldwide, including 4.6 million Canadians, 600,000 of whom are British Columbians.
- 1 in 6 Canadian adults live with arthritis right now.
- Arthritis is the most common chronic condition in women and the third most in men.
- Children too are affected by arthritis.