(English) The 2017 AGM for Vasculitis Foundation Canada (VFC) will be held on April 22, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, 334 Westminster Drive, Cambridge, Ontario The VFC AGM is the foundation's annual obligation to, among other things, receive the Directors’/President’s report on the current and future business of the foundation, receive the Treasurer’s report and financial statements for the 2016 calendar year, receive the auditor’s report and appoint auditors for the new year. Members also vote to elect officers (President, Treasurer and Secretary) and directors for the new year as well as transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 Couchiching Park, Pavillion 2on the waterfront […]
(English) We are delighted to confirm our 18th annual Vasculitis Foundation Canada (VFC), picnic and fun social event, as well as our 7th. annual “26 REASONS TO WALK” on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. We want you and your family to attend, and we encourage you to participate in any way you can. Join the fun, and WALK to raise awareness and funds for vasculitis research. Enjoy tasty BBQ fare with gourmet burgers, (veggie burgers too!), hotdogs/sausages, salads, chips and drinks. Try your luck in a 50:50 draw, silent auction - including a chance to win the ever popular front row Blue Jay tickets, and enjoy some fun entertainment. Donated prizes for the silent auction etc. are always needed and welcome, please let us know if you can contribute something. Click here for full Picnic and Walk details including map and how to register, see you there!
All life is coded by DNA – a double stranded helix structure made from four nucleotide bases – adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and guanine (G). The sequence in which A, T, C, and G are strung along the strand of DNA in organisms’ cells ultimately determines the species.
There are multiple genes/gene variants involved in GPA and for certain these are also present in healthy people – one has to have the “right” combination of genes as well as some environmental trigger to get the disease.
HLA is a really pivotal set of genes involved in your capacity to respond to any kind of infection and HLA-DPB1 is involved in the etiology of GPA
There are many voyages in life, until the final destination. Most people will not know the manner or time of their death. Welcomed, a life-threatening disease can become a powerful teacher. Nikki is a writer of fiction. At work on her novel “WRATH,” she is stricken suddenly with a rare, aggressive, autoimmune disease. This book chronicles how she comes to embrace illness as a teacher of life.
If you are a GPA, or MPA, patient, please complete a research study survey about plasma exchange for the treatment of ANCA associated vasculitis and kidney disease! The survey is located here:Read More
VFC announces the 2020 Annual Fall Lectures. 8 Lectures–10 Docs-4 weekends on ZOOM starting Saturday, October 17 2020. Join lecture host/speaker, Dr. N Milman in Ottawa, Dr. J Stone in Boston and more. Full details here : Register: https://t.co/cROuFTj0ryRead More
@Vasculitis_CND Many with Vasculitis develop complex mental health challenges & diminished Quality of Life. Dr. Velma Mockett, a patient & licenced mental health expert offers a series of WORKSHOPS starting July 31 to help cope. See details at:Read More
RT @Bod_eCloud: Top story: @JohnTory: 'The Toronto Sign will shine red today as we proclaim #VasculitisAwarenessDay in the @CityofToronto t…Read More
Toronto Mayor John Tory will proclaim Saturday, May 9th, 2020 as Vasculitis Awareness Day, and will be lighting the iconic Toronto Sign red. The colour red is symbolic to all vasculitis patients as vasculitis is defined by the inflammation of the wall of blood vessels!Read More