March 8, 2013
University Club of New York
1 West 54th Street
Women on the Move offers a year-round opportunity for women to engage in the mission of the Arthritis Foundation by providing educational, social and networking opportunities leading up to the Annual Women on the Move Luncheon.
A Woman on the Move is an extraordinary woman who balances family life, career and community involvement. They are "on the move" professionally, personally and philanthropically. It is especially important for women to remain "on the move" because although arthritis can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender or age, the statistics are clear- over 60 percent of the nearly 50 million people who have arthritis are female. Women with arthritis, compared to men, account for a greater percentage of visits to physician's offices, hospitalizations, and disability claims.
The New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has taken a leadership role in women's healthcare and in ensuring optimal care for people living with arthritis- the majority of whom are women.