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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“Kids on the Block” goes to Prince George!

By | May 6th, 2013|Current Events, News, Uncategorized|

How many Kids on your Block have "it"? 1 in 1000. Or, to put that into perspective, about 1 to 2 kids in every elementary school. That's why we're on a mission to raise awareness about Juvenile Arthritis (JA)  in every community where a kid is affected – in other words, all of them. Today [...]

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Welcome to the bubble

By | April 12th, 2013|News|

A recent Huffington Post article caught my eye. It was about parenthood and the strange lines that form around the stages-and-ages that our new lives, as moms and dads, seem to be defined by. There is teething, potty training and sleep issues, and then later, there are things like school, friendships, sport teams and dating. [...]

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JOIN OUR TEAM! Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5km Charity Challenge Run/Walk

By | March 28th, 2013|News|

Yesterday, a few members of Team Cassie & Friends laced up and hit the ice for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Media Launch. The event marked the official kick-off of 2013's friendly charity "competition" at the forefront of Scotiabank's Half Marathon and 5km Run/Walk. We even had the chance to meet Honourary Chair, Mason Raymond - [...]

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