Don Elkington’s, Coast Spas Group of Companies CEO and President, has completed his term as Vice Chair for Arthritis Research Canada (ARC). Elkington’s involvement with ARC dates back to the organization’s very beginning in 1999. He was instrumental in visioning the creation of an arthritis research centre to conduct innovative research by finding new and practical solutions to save and improve the lives of those with arthritis.
As a successful business leader, Elkington’s business acumen has been an invaluable asset to ARC. Serving nearly 20 years in varying volunteer capacities and most notably as vice chair of the board, his leadership, commitment, and philanthropic support have been integral to ARC’s growth and evolution. Arthritis Research Canada is honoured to thank and pay tribute to his vast number of contributions: initiating the Slurp ‘n Swirl event with Joe Fortes restaurant, working with arthritis patients to create the first-ever Wellness Spa®, and reaching out to friends in the entertainment industry to help build awareness of the need for arthritis research.
He has continually challenged the status quo and inspired the ARC team to be their best and then do better. His influence and impact is evident in the world-class arthritis research facility that exists today. While he may be completing his board role, he will stay close and continue to be an incredible champion for Arthritis Research Canada.
“In one way or another, arthritis touches us all. Yet, arthritis continues to be an invisible disease and in some cases a silent killer. Every day the world-class team of scientists at Arthritis Research Canada works on research that matters to you and me – finding answers and saving lives. I’m honoured to help make arthritis research a priority.” – Don Elkington
For more information on Arthritis Research Canada’s work and mission please visit www.arthritisresearch.ca
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