People say yes to research for many reasons. Whether you are healthy or have a medical condition, there are opportunities to participate.

Planning ahead to ease concerns of Parkinson’s patients

"I say yes to participating in research because it is important for patients to be heard.”
– Sue Jackel, Sechelt

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From physical decline to newfound hope

"I say yes to participating in research for the opportunity to learn about my condition and hopefully contribute to better health care supports for others.”
– Andréa Vawda, Burnaby

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The stress effect: finding the causes behind a rare heart attack

"I say yes to participating in research because so little is known about my condition. It’s my civic duty to help clinicians find a way to prevent others having to go through this.”
– Mary Woo Sims, Vancouver

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Pinpointing patients most at-risk from air pollution exposure

"I say yes to participating in research because I want to know more about my condition and how I can maintain my health and lung function.”
– Mike Fischer, Coquitlam

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Regaining control after a devastating accident

"I say yes to participating in research because it has been such a positive experience for me and I know it can have a profound effect on other people.”
– Aaron Coret, Vancouver

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Not just a disease of the elderly

"I say yes to participating because I want to support other people with arthritis. The only way we can move forward with this disease is through research.”
– Trish Silvester-Lee, Surrey

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A brighter future with bipolar disorder

"I say yes to participating because it’s so cool that we can be the ones to teach doctors! By sharing my experience I’m helping researchers understand.”
– Madeleine Clarkson, New Westminster

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Seniors help seniors with new shingles vaccine trial

"I say yes to participating because seniors can play an important role in helping other seniors.”
– Vicky Dabbs, Richmond

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