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 [...]

Terrifying, Disheartening, Inspiring (or Why I Run)

By | March 14th, 2016|News|

We have officially begun registration for the Cassie & Friends Team in the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run/Walk Event!  To help announce our 9th year of literally stepping up for kids with rheumatic diseases and to get you excited about joining the team, we wanted to share this speech (below) made by Cassie & Friends Co-Founder, David Porte at the Scotiabank Philanthropic [...]

7th Annual Family Day

By | October 21st, 2015|Current Events|

Join Us for the 7th Annual Family Day for Children & Families with Juvenile Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Diseases! DATE: • Saturday October 24, 2015 TIME: • 9:00 am to 3:30 pm • 8:30 am Registration LOCATION: • Telus World of Science • 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Jen Stinson Kids with Rheumatic [...]

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Juvenile Arthritis Coverage in the National Post

By | February 20th, 2014|News|

  On this day of Canada's gold medal win in women's hockey, here's another reason to be a proud Canadian... This article was put out in the National Post today, in conjunction with the Arthritis Research Foundation, to raise awareness about Juvenile Arthritis and recognize Canada for its world leading research in the field. The [...]

Speak Up! Tell BC PharmaCare why HUMIRA® should be covered for Juvenile Arthritis sufferers

By | August 29th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|

    We wanted to share this important and TIME SENSITIVE opportunity to lend your voice to the pending review of adalimumab (HUMIRA®) for coverage under BC PharmaCare. Do you or does someone you know have juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Does your family struggle to pay for and/or access the necessary medications for your child's condition?  [...]

Throw a party, Raise funds for kids with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases

By | August 21st, 2013|News|

There's no doubt, we know some of the best kids around - and this "birthday girl" mentioned below is definitely one of them! We recently received a generous donation from an anonymous family and we wanted to send a big thank you to their amazing daughter. We were especially touched to read the accompanying note: Hi, My [...]

2013 Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5km Charity Challenge

By | July 15th, 2013|News|

We're so excited to share these amazing photos of Team Cassie & Friends from this year's Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5km Charity Challenge Run. It means the world to us to be able to participate in this event and connect with other families and friends - all in the name of supporting the incredibly brave children [...]

Juvenile Idiopathic Athritis (JIA): It Can’t Stop Me!

By | June 17th, 2013|News|

We are so excited to share this video produced by our friends at LEAP Study with help from the very talented team at Turtlebox Productions. This video features several familiar faces here at Cassie and Friends and, best of all, shows kids doing what they love most - BEING ACTIVE - despite the challenges of [...]

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