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 [...]

#RunForIt | Run Training + Activity Program (Week One)

By | May 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

https://youtu.be/HivCN55N64k GET UP AND GET ACTIVE! Exercise can ease a child’s arthritis pain and help them keep a positive mindset.  #RunForIt is our six week run training program designed especially for kids and families who sign up for Team Cassie & Friends in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Every Monday starting in May 2017, we'll post a [...]

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 [...]

A Letter to Selena Gomez: You have Lupus. I have Juvenile Arthritis.

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

    Read Cassie's letter to Selena Gomez who will be in‪ ‎Vancouver‬ for her ‪#‎RevivalTour‬ on May 14th. Selena revealed last year last year that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, ‪Lupus‬, back in 2013 and underwent chemotherapy. Approximately 1 in 10,000 children in Canada will develop Lupus, most frequently between the ages of 11 [...]

You’ve got questions! We’ve got answers…and FREE kid registrations!!!

By | March 18th, 2016|Current Events, News|

Will you be a Champion for Kids with Arthritis? They need your help! Still hearing that voice in your head saying “I'm not a runner" or "I don't know if I can ask people for money"?  Below, you'll find answers to the top 3 questions we get about joining the Cassie & Friends Team. Most important? Just know that [...]