Living with spondyloarthritis can be difficult. The pain, stiffness and fatigue are constant reminders that the disease can seemingly make every aspect of life challenging. Donate to the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association to help those living with Spondyloarthritis live a better life.
Having to wait 7-9 years or more to be diagnosed with SpA only adds to the difficulty and despair that many patients experience. Many feel like they suffer with a silent disease because on the outside they appear to be fine, and are often told by their own family members and even healthcare professionals that they just need to exercise more, sleep better, or even worse, that there is really nothing wrong with them.
Life for people with SpA is not easy. But there is hope. There is strength in numbers. Together we are stronger.
Together, we can do something about it. We can make life better for the estimated 1-2% (more than 400,000) of Canadians who live with Spondyloarthritis.
The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association (CSA) is the only non-profit organization in Canada dedicated to improving the lives of Spondyloarthritic patients and their families.
In Canada, approximately 500,000 people suffer from Spondyloarthritic conditions. The Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA) is the only non-profit organization in Canada dedicated to improving the lives of Spondyloarthritic patients and their families.
Did you know? You can setup your own fundraiser on behalf of the CSA? Join us in making a difference – fundraise for the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association and help transform the lives of those affected by this condition.
When you donate to or fundraise for the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association we can together :
- Raise awareness about SpA and advocate for change to improve the lives of those living with SpA conditions, ensuring that there is equitable access to care and treatment including essential and innovative medicines.
- Develop and implement strategies to reduce the time to diagnosis for patients (currently 7-9 years on average in Canada, and women take longer to be diagnosed than men).
- Create a welcoming and supportive community for people at all stages of the patient journey to connect with others living with SpA in their community and throughout Canada through support groups, social media and events.
- Develop and disseminate credible information and educational materials for patients, their families, and for healthcare professionals. People need better resources than “Dr. Google”!
- Host virtual and in-person information sessions throughout Canada for those who may be in the early stages of the disease, and continuing to provide up-to-date education to our existing patients
- Provide Peer Support through accessible group meetings, one-on-one support and on-line group meet ups
- Support and Fund Research, when appropriate
Your support, at any donation amount, continues to help Canadians who live with Spondyloarthritis. With your generous financial gifts, we will continue to grow CSA and build a stronger SpA community together!
Other ways to donate to the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association
Legacy and Estate Gifts
Legacy gifts, sometimes referred to as planned giving, ensure that there is a better future for people living with spondyloarthritis, where Canadians are properly diagnosed in a timely manner, have access to the treatment options they deserve and can be part of a thriving, active SpA community in Canada.
Legacy gifts, such as leaving a contribution in your will are an easy way to help The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association grow its impact and continue to produce educational programs, advocate on behalf of the SpA community and support research for generations to come.
Types of Legacy Giving
There are many legacy giving options available that make leaving a legacy for the spondyloarthritis community a reality for many Canadians.
INFORMATION FOR LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS
If you have a client who is considering a legacy gift for Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association, we are here to work with you to ensure that everyone’s best interests are achieved, and that your client can be assured that their final wishes are achieved in the best way possible.
Please contact us at any time in the process. The following is some basic organizational information, but we are available to discuss anything specific at any time.