March is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

No child should be denied the chance to play with their friends or join a sports team. No child should have to make regular visits to a doctor and endure a rigorous treatment program to relieve the excruciating pain and swelling in their joints.

But this is the devastating reality faced by 1 in 1,000 Canadians under the age of 16, making juvenile arthritis one of the most prevalent chronic diseases among kids in this country. The numbers are that much greater when you consider the impact of juvenile arthritis on a child?s family and friends.