Celebrating New Hope for Childhood Arthritis

By | March 11th, 2013|News|

Senya says she'd like to be an actor or a doctor when she grows up. Either way, we think she is a star! Here is a short video of Senya appearing on CBC alongside world-renowned pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ross Petty. The story ran in celebration of a monumental milestone for kids, like Senya, who suffer [...]

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JointHealth Express News – Call for Submissions

By | January 11th, 2013|News|

  In a January 9, 2013 newsletter from JointHealth: Do you have juvenile idiopathic arthritis or care for someone who does? We want your valuable input.The Common Drug Review (CDR) is currently welcoming patients and their caregivers to provide input on the manufacturer’s submission for adalimumab (Humira®) for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Adalimumab [...]

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Awareness of juvenile arthritis on the rise

By | June 25th, 2012|News|

David Porte knew something was wrong with his infant daughter when he took her out of her crib one morning and she couldn’t walk. Little Cassie had been active and healthy up to that point, so this development left her parents puzzled and worried. Neither Porte nor his wife, a doctor, was prepared when they [...]

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Fifth Annual Family Day for Children & Families

By | June 13th, 2012|Current Events|

Join Us for the 5th Annual Family Day for Children & Families with Juvenile Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Diseases. Date: Saturday June 23, 2012 Time: 9:00am Registration 9:30am Keynote Session Begins 9:30am Kids & Teens Program Begins Location: Langara College Address: Main Foyer - 100 West 49th Avenue at Cambie, Vancouver, BC  V5Y 2Z6 Free Parking [...]

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Run, Jog or Walk with Cassie & Friends at the 2012 Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5km Charity Challenge

By | June 13th, 2012|Current Events|

When: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Starts at 7:30am for Half-Marathon Why: Help Raise Funds which will support research and education Walk or run with your Family to show your support for Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus and Vasculitis Enjoy a day with Family and Friends Be a part of the #1 Team at the Event After the [...]

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Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge: Save The Date!

By | May 11th, 2012|Current Events|

HALF MARATHON & 5 KM RUN. SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2012 For those of you who have been on the Cassie and Friends team in the past - I am hopeful you will join us again this year. For those who haven't attended this event, we hope you will sign up to run or walk with [...]

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Family Day!

By | May 2nd, 2012|Current Events|

An exciting opportunity for parents, families, children and young adults affected by juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases to spend a day together. Family Day 2012  - Click here for all the information and to register Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography

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Diagnosis, early treatment key for juvenile arthritis

By | May 1st, 2012|News|

Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 When Cassie Porte was born almost three years ago she was a happy, healthy baby. That lasted until she was 20 months old, when all of a sudden one morning she couldn't walk. "We picked her up out of her crib and she couldn't walk -- [...]

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2011 Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5km Run

By | June 26th, 2011|Past Events|

June 26, 2011 - Thankfully the rain stopped and the sun came out for run day.  The Cassie and Friends Team, decked out in blue running shirts, had over 50 runners.  This year several children who have arthritis took part in the 5km run/walk, closely supported by their family and friends!  Over $80,000 was raised and once again [...]

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