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Arthritis Society begins Share the Pain campaign

The Arthritis Society of Toronto has begun an online campaign called "Share the Pain." The national campaign is intended to raise awareness of the experience of living with arthritis and coincides with the 65th anniversary of the organization. It is based on a website at <http://www.thepain.ca>, where visitors are encouraged to share their experiences and read the submissions of others. The campaign also includes a toll-free telephone number, a Facebook page and a Twitter hashtag.

"We want to hear from the more than 4.6 million Canadians who live with the pain of arthritis each and every day, whether it is physical, emotional or financial pain," said Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society. "More than that, we want offer them a place to speak up, to share their stories and to inspire solutions. We believe we can change perceptions that others hold about this disease through a national conversation about the reality of living with arthritis. As we like to say, we have arthritis but it doesn't have us."

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