The Arthritis Society has once again made a donation to the Arthritis Centre at McMaster University.
Joanne Simons, chief mission officer, said the society is committed to setting lives in motion and one of the ways to do this is through the funding of research that will have an impact on people living with arthritis.
This is the second $15,000 grant to arthritis centre director Dr. Alfred Cividino.
Arthritis Centres are funded to supplement and leverage resources at medical schools and to increase the profile of arthritis within universities.
Arthritis is often thought of as a disease associated with aging, however, a report released in September by the Arthritis Society estimates that as many as 24,000 Canadian children aged 18 and under live with a form of arthritis, or more than three out of every 1,000 kids.
Fundraising events like the Walk to Fight Arthritis and the upcoming Nov. 9 Jewels and Jeans Gala generate dollars that are spent in the community on programs and services, as well as research.
The Jewels and Jeans event will host 200 guests at the Burlington Golf and Country Club. A traditional club in which blue jeans are frowned upon, the Arthritis Society has secured the opportunity to have guests wear their best denim and diamonds and enjoy the evening’s activities.
With a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. guests will be invited to participate in silent and live auctions, raffles and the opportunity to win a draw for a piece of jewelry donated by Barry’s Jewellers valued at between $3,000 and $5,000.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.arthritis.ca/jewelsandjeans/burlington or email email@example.com