News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Arthritic achievers inspire on International Women’s Day

Media Release

7 March 2014

Arthritic achievers inspire on International Women’s Day

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby says International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women who have been inspirational with their achievements while living with arthritis.

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8 March.

“Many New Zealand women who are living with arthritis have not let their condition hold them back, but have gone on to achieve successes for themselves, and others. Like Cate Grace of Christchurch, who in four years has gone from being lying on a couch crippled with pain to being an internationally acclaimed personal trainer.”

“People living with arthritis can take inspiration from women like Cate. They are an example to us all. They prove that even though arthritis is our leading cause of disability, it doesn’t have to hold you back.”

“So while we should remember all women who are important to us this Saturday, we should especially acknowledge those who have not let difficult conditions stop them from realising their dreams,” Ms Kirby concluded.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Poroporoaki: Dr Apirana Tuahae Kaukapakapa Mahuika

Papa Api was a man of many great gifts and occupied a long list of roles including priest, teacher, scholar, politician, and leader. Chair of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, and a rangatira of his iwi... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news