Family & Friends Meet-Up and Hike in Deep Cove

By | May 29th, 2017|News|

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, we hosted our first-ever Cassie & Friends' family meet-up and group hike. Our leaders, Adrienne Dalla-Longa and Allison Brennan, both young adults who live with JIA, led an eager group of kids, parents, grandparents and siblings up to a spectacular viewing spot - Quarry Rock in Deep Cove! This event offered [...]

Fundraising with Friends

By | May 29th, 2017|News|

Fundraising as a group is definitely more enjoyable and allows you to fundraise in many different ways while also encouraging and supporting one another. Check out our top three fun and exciting ways kids are fundraising for Team C&F in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge with their friends. 1. Recycle People have tons of items in their [...]

Andrea’s Tips on Managing Medications, School and Opening Up…

By | May 23rd, 2017|News|

Teens Taking Charge: Andrea’s JIA After being diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis at the age of two, Andrea’s childhood and teen years were much different than those of her peers. Her experiences with doctors’ visits and medications from such a young age forced her to mature faster and understand things her friends could not. In Andrea’s [...]

Fun and creative fundraising ideas for kids and families

By | May 14th, 2017|News|

Too rainy for a lemonade stand? Here are some fun and creative ways kids on Team Cassie & Friends can raise money and have fun. Try one today and help us make a difference for kids and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Don't forget: You can help us provide the support and research [...]

Cassie & Friends makes $140,000 gift to ease the pain of children’s arthritis

By | April 10th, 2017|News|

Donation marks ten years of dedicated support for kids and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases in British Columbia and Canada. Cassie and Friends is proud to announce today our $140,000 gift to BC Children’s Hospital to support children and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis – a painful, lifelong condition in kids [...]

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Teen shares PFS story and tips in new website

By | April 10th, 2017|News|

A teen has created a new website detailing what it's like to grow up with Periodic Fever Syndrome (PFS). When asked to design a "Personal Project" for a school assignment, the teen knew this was the perfect opportunity to spread more awareness about PFS and maybe even help other kids and families who are newly diagnosed or struggling [...]

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Ivivva helps raise awareness about Juvenile Arthritis with our #GirlsOfAdventure

By | May 6th, 2016|Current Events, News|

Have you seen ivivva's awesome #GirlsofAdventure campaign on Instagram? It got us thinking about all the brave, inspiring and relentless girls we know in our community who never stop following their dreams even while battling childhood rheumatic diseases like Juvenile Arthritis and Lupus each and every day! Our friends at ivivva agreed and decided to feature two inspiring girls in our [...]