News From Kentucky

Meet the 2012 Louisville Arthritis Walk Adult Honorees

Cheryl Suhr and Jeff Thornton are two of the 1.2 million Kentuckians currently living with some form of arthritis.  They are being honored at the 2012 Louisville Arthritis Walk.  Click here to learn more about Cheryl and Jeff's experience living with arthritis.

More Than Just a Camp

Camp Dakota, Flying Horse Farms, and the Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp are camps held in the Great Lakes Region for children living with arthritis and related diseases.  These camps are designed to provide children living with debilitating diseases the opportunity to forget about their illness and have a fun-filled camp experience with other children just like them.  Click here to learn more and see photos from these camps.   


Your Juvenile Arthritis Research Questions Answered

Research in children is necessary to make new treatments for childhood arthritis available and safe. Click here to learn more from Gloria C. Higgins PhD, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and a member of the Division of Rheumatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

2012 Juvenile Arthritis Conference

Nearly 1,000 people from over 30 states attended the Juvenile Arthritis Conference.  Twenty-seven families and individuals from the Great Lakes Region participated, including several rheumatology fellows, two JA Conference award winners, and 17 families who received a scholarship from the Arthritis Foundation to help cover the cost of attending. Click here to learn more about the JA Conference experience. 



Pediatric Rheumatologist Shortages

Do you know how many pediatric rheumatologists are in your state?  The answer might surprise you.  There are ten states with no board certified, practicing pediatric rheumatologist and eight more states with only one. Click here to learn more and to learn about how the Arthritis Foundation is taking action against these shortages.


Upcoming Events

Louisville Arthritis Walk

Saturday, September 15
Louisville Slugger Field
Registration 9:00 a.m.  Walk 10:00 a.m.
Presented by:

2012 Arthritis Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 26
Pain, Pain Go Away
A Focus on Fibromyalgia

Louie Williams, M.D.
Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Bashford
3535 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218
Check-In 5:30 p.m.  Program 6:00 p.m.
Register at or call 502-585-1866, ext. 4064

Wednesday, October 24
Healthy Hands
Diagnosing and Treating Arthritis in Your Hands

Yorell Manon-Matos, M.D.
Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation–Rolling Hills
3625 St. Joseph Road, New Albany, IN 47150
Check-In 5:30 p.m.  Program 6:00 p.m.
Register at or call 502-585-1866, ext. 4064

2012 Speaker Series Host Sponsors:


Thank you to the 2012 Arthritis Walk Region Sponsor:


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