News from Central Ohio

Meet the 2013 Columbus Walk Arthritis Youth Honoree

Brennan Dameron, 7, is the 2013 Arthritis Walk Youth Honoree. He has a heart-melting smile and a positive outlook on life. Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) before the age of three, Brennan and his family have been fighting arthritis for more than half his young life.  Click here to read about his journey with arthritis and how he is fighting for a cure.

 Spring Cleaning is Good Medicine

In early March the Arthritis Foundation and Ohio Health partnered to host “You Can Do It Columbus.” This one-day event featured experts in exercise and joint health from across the Midwest. Participants learned that while exercise can be done in a gym, there are plenty of other ways to get the physical activity you need. Click here to read more.

 An Ancient Practice that is Proven to Reduce Arthritis Pain

Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level.  Click here to learn the benefits of tai chi and to learn about classes near you.

 Breaking the Pain Chain: All About Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is joint damage that has been caused by ongoing localized trauma (injury) to the joint. It is the typical arthritis people start to feel as they begin to enter middle age. It can also occur in young individuals often following an injury. Click here to learn about arthritis pain and a new program being offered by the Arthritis Foundation for pain management.

2013 Advocacy Summit

Have you checked out the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit blog? Click here to read about Tonya and Amy's experience and what it is like to have your voice be heard on Capitol Hill!


Ride for a Reason

Don't miss your chance for an hour of unlimited rides on Millennium Force
June 15, 2013
Location: Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Road
Sandusky, OH 44870
To purchase your ticket or to learn more about the event, click here.

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