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Raise money for Cassie and Friends: A Society for Children Affected by Juvenile Arthritis & other rheumatic diseases

Double your impact today!

 With September being the final month to join us in the virtual run, and Arthritis Awareness Month, we are SO excited to announce a donation match up to $50,000 from Cassie + Friends Board Chair and Half Marathon runner, David Porte!



Cassie and Friends is the only charity in Canada 100% dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Since 2007, we've raised over $2.5 million for JA research, equipment, education and support. By 2023, our goal is to touch the lives of 10,000 or more children and their families per year to help them not just survive but thrive with chronic disease.

Juvenile Arthritis is a painful, chronic disease impacting every 3 in 1,000 or 24,000 children in Canada. That’s just as common as Juvenile Diabetes and twice as common as cystic fibrosis - and yet receives far less attention and funding.   

We need your help to make sure no child is robbed of their childhood or future because of Juvenile Arthritis (JA) or any rheumatic disease! 

Join us as we virtually run or walk to raise awareness and funds for JA research, education, equipment and support.


Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information

Cassie and Friends

Raised: $156,023.00

Keystone 4 Kids

Raised: $11,500.00

Porte Communities 4 Kids

Raised: $10,116.00

Team Sooke

Raised: $1,575.00

Team Burns Lake

Raised: $0.00

GBL Architects

Raised: $0.00

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Oct 16 Lori Tucker & David Cabral $500.00
Oct 16 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 16 Lisa Pullan Undisclosed amount
Oct 16 David Porte $50,000.00
Oct 16 NorthBridge Insurance $5,000.00
Oct 13 Peter Grav Very proud of you Jay! $50.00
Oct 13 Tom Arnold Best of luck Jay. We’re routing for you!! $50.00
Oct 12 Joanne Henderson Way to go Prime Family!! $50.00
Oct 06 Shelley Keller $100.00
Oct 04 Prime Family More bottle drive donation as it doesn’t stop!! $1,300.00