Thank you to our volunteers for your
continued support! In the
spirit of National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the Staff and Board of Directors of the Canadian Orthopaedic
Foundation would like to take the opportunity to pay special tribute to the more than 300 Community, Peer Support and
Professional Volunteers who graciously donate their time for the benefit of the
communities that we serve - coast-to-coast. Thanks to the commitment and
enthusiasm of our Volunteers, the Foundation is able to continue to develop free patient education resources
and expand the Ortho Connect peer support program - keeping patients informed,
prepared and confident to ensure their best possible outcomes. Together, we are giving new life through mobility!
Join us for a day filled with philanthropy, fun, food and entertainment as we hit the links at the beautiful Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, ON
Your participation will help the tens of thousands of Canadians living with pain, isolation, unhappiness and an inability to enjoy life due to bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis and injury.
Monday, June 8, 2015
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The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is Canada's only health charity
dedicated solely to helping people build, maintain and restore their
bone and joint health. We do this by raising and allocating funds for
the research, education and care that help Canadians to live and move
independently - longer and stronger.
For your 206 bones and the joints that connect them
How many bones did you move to arrive at this website? Assuming you used both hands to type in the address, you moved 54 bones in your hands and arms. Whether you are interested in bone and joint health in general, or are concerned about specific bones or joints that might be troubling you, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation exists for you, and all of your 206 bones and their connecting joints.
Did you know ...?
- Bone and joint disorders are more common than any other long-term health problem.
- Over 20 percent of Canadians - more than 6 million people - report having bone and joint health problems: arthritis, rheumatism, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, trauma injury or disease.
- Bone and joint disorders cost the economy an estimated $17-billion per year in health resources and lost productivity.
- Experts say that the number one thing you can to do prevent bone and joint disorders is to prevent injuries, which require care when they happen and pose more problems later in life.