The Arthritis Research Foundation is one of the four foundations at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, with offices at Toronto General Hospital.
The Arthritis Research Foundation raises, manages and invests funds for arthritis and related autoimmune disease research taking place in labs and clinics across UHN. We strive to increase awareness of this large family of diseases, which affects over 4.6 million Canadians. Through leading-edge research and a greater awareness of the realities of arthritis-related diseases, we hope for a brighter future for those suffering from these debilitating conditions, and for better musculoskeletal health in Canada.
Power of Movement is one of the Arthritis Research Foundation’s signature, annual events, which takes place nationally.
It all started in 2005 when Dorna Chee, a yoga instructor, placed a call to our Foundation. Dorna had turned to her yoga breathing exercises to help her get through a lengthy stay in the hospital after being diagnosed with lupus. Dorna believed that with more than 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis, the benefits she experienced, thanks to yoga, could benefit others, and Power of Movement was born.
To date the Power of Movement has raised $1.6 million dollars and our goal is to raise an additional $400,000 through the 2014 campaign!
(Dorna Chee, Power of Movement - Toronto, 2013)
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