Like 4 million other Canadians, I suffer from arthritis, an inflammatory joint disease that affects people of all ages and physical conditions. Arthritis strikes in more than 100 ways, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, gout and ankylosing spondylitis.
I began working with The Arthritis Society in 1977 and am a founding member of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. My advocacy has earned me an Honourary Membership with The Arthritis Society, B.C. and Yukon Division.