Charlton Health is inspired by our patients living with lupus and we are privileged to provide advanced therapies that control this condition. We are pleased to share information about the WALK for Lupus.
WALK for Lupus Ontario registration is open and now finally in-person! Join thousands of participants through various WALKS across Ontario.
The next 5 WALKS take place in:
- Richmond Hill – June 24
- Barrie – July 7
- Hamilton/Halton – July 8
- Toronto – July 15
- Windsor – July 29
The WALK for Lupus is Lupus Ontario’s largest provincial fundraising and awareness event. Over the years, the WALK for Lupus has raised over $1 million to fund the Lupus Ontario Geoff Carr Research Fellowship, support and education programs for lupus patients and their families, and advocacy projects aimed at improving programs and services for lupus patients. Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that can impact virtually any bodily organ – skin, kidneys, brain, heart, eyes, and others – with profound life-altering and life-limiting consequences.
5 million people globally have some form of lupus, yet little is known about the disease as each patient presents with a differing array of symptoms. Hence, there is a consistently high demand for funding directed towards pioneering research, proactive advocacy, and inventive approaches that can enhance the health outcomes of individuals impacted by lupus.
Maher Jibrini is a Student Pharmacist from the University of Waterloo currently doing a rotation at Charlton Health as part of his final year of studies. Maher holds a strong passion for interprofessional collaboration at all levels of healthcare and looks forward to applying his knowledge across various professions in the healthcare & pharmaceutical industry.