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Alberta Children's Hospital

28 Oki Dr NW

Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

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Does your child or teen live with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, SLE, JDM, vasculitis or other autoinflammatory condition?


If so, we are thrilled to invite you and your family to attend our first Calgary "Family Day" for kids and families affected by all childhood rheuamtic diseases on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Alberta Children's Hospital!

At Family Day, you will get the chance to meet and learn from over 300 kids, youth, parents and medial experts who truly know what it's like to live with and manage rheumatic disease - from todder-aged to young adults. This is your chance to answer many of the questions you might have about your child's treatment/symptoms, the role of the family, school issues, dealing with emotions, physical activity, coping mechanisms and more. Kids will get the chance to meet other kids - just like them - whether living with rheuamtic disease themselves or learning to be a supportive sibling!

Here's what to expect at Family Day:

  • Expert sessions on how you can help your child with JIA, SLE, JDM, vasculitis and other childhood rheumatic and autoinflammatory diseases

  • The chance to talk to other families who truly understand your journey and to connect with medical experts in a more casual, relaxed setting

  • Exciting toddler, kid/youth and teen programming! Our fully supervised, age-based programs have included everything from critter shows to laser tag and more!

  • Real stories from young adults who've grown up with rheumatic disease and all the ways they've learned to thrive
  • A fun and engaging way to include siblings and help them understand their own journey with chronic disease

The event is 100% free and includes nutritious lunch and snacks, all kid/teen programming, speakers and special surprises! Family Day fills up - please ensure you register by Friday, April 3, 2020.

Travelling from out of town? Financial support for travel and/or accommodation is available thanks to generous sponsorship from the Arthritis Society Alberta Division. Please contact Jennifer at jennifer@cassieandfriends.ca or visit cassieandfriends.ca for more information.

If you have any questions at all, please contact jennifer@cassieandfriends.ca or call 604.617.1382

We look forward to meeting you!

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