News from Kentucky


Gardening and Arthritis

In five short days, it will be spring!  Take advantage of the warmer weather, sunshine and longer days and spend time outside tending to your very own garden!  This article will provide you with gardening tips that will protect your joints while making the upkeep of a garden manageable and fun. 

 


A Juvenile Arthritis Conference Experience

In March of 2010, the Johnson family from Shephersdville, Kentucky made the journey to Philadelphia thanks to a scholarship provided by the Arthritis Foundation to participate in the annual Juvenile Arthritis Conference. Click here to read about their experience at the conference. 

 



2012 Lexington Walk Child Honorees

 Cameron Young and McEwen Baker are two kids who have a lot in common. They both must travel great distances to see their doctors, they hate shots and they both wish more than anything that there was a cure for their arthritis.  Click here read more about our 2012 Arthritis Walk Child Honorees. 


 Managing Your Health: The Benefits of Keeping a Personal Health Care Record

Being diagnosed with a chronic disease like a type of arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia can be overwhelming.  You might wonder what type of treatment program is the best for you, what medication you should be taking, or how to better understand your symptoms. Click here to learn more about keeping health care records and taking control of arthritis!


Arthritis Foundation Volunteers Take Their Message to Capitol Hill at the 2012 Advocacy Summit

On April 16-18, hundreds of people from across the United States will meet with members of Congress to educate them about arthritis and its devastating effects on the 50 million adults and 300,000 children with the disease.  Click here to learn more.


Special Events

2012 Arthritis Speaker Series
You Are What You Eat: Understanding How Diet Impacts Arthritis
Wednesday, March 28
Pam Jones, CHHC
Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation–Wedgewood
101 Potters Lane, Clarksville, IN 47129
Check-In 6:00 p.m.  Program 6:30 p.m.
Register at www.afspeakers.org or call 502-585-1866, ext. 106
2012 Host Sponsors:




Lexington Arthritis Walk Team Captain Social

Thursday, March 29
The Cellar Bar & Grille
3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to rsvp: myoung@arthritis.org or call 502-585-1866


Lexington Arthritis Walk
Saturday, May 12
Lexington Legends Ballpark
Registration 9:00 a.m.  Walk 10:00 a.m.
REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!!!
Presented by:


Louisville Arthritis Walk

September 15, 2012
Slugger Field
REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!!!

 

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