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For Immediate Release: October 9, 2013

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation Raises $60,000 for the Arthritis Foundation


(Cincinnati, Ohio) (October 9, 2013) –Sue Willis and Rich Frantz of the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation presented the Arthritis Foundation with a $60,000 donation during the Arthritis Foundation Board of Advisors meeting on October 1.  The funds were raised during the 36th annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance June 7 - 9, 2013.   The donation will support the Arthritis Foundation’s Juvenile Arthritis programs and services for local children living with arthritis and their families.

The 2013 Ault Park Concours d’Elegance featured Porsche – From Road to Racing, 100 years of Aston Martin and Corvette: 60 years of an American Icon with over 6,000 attendees.  The annual classic car show is part of a weekend of activities including a Cruisin’ for a Cure dinner and fundraising auction, the Countryside Tour, Garage Party and Brunch.

“We are grateful to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation for coming alongside our work to make a difference in the lives of kids with arthritis,” said Tracy Carter, Arthritis Foundation Vice President.  “Their support makes it possible to offer our Fall Family Camp, SAK (Supporting Arthritis Kids) Backpack program and distribute educational cds to families living with juvenile arthritis.”

The 37th Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014.  For more information about the programs and services available through the Arthritis Foundation, please visit or call (513) 271-4545.

Photo Caption: The Cincinnati Concours Foundation recently presented the Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley Market with a $60,000 donation.

Pictured left to right: Tony Scalia, Arthritis Foundation Board Vice-Chair; Sue Willis, Executive Director, Cincinnati Concours Foundation; Rich Frantz, President,  Cincinnati Concours  Foundation; Vic DiPilla, Arthritis Foundation Board Chair

About the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 50 million Americans living with arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country.

The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $400 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps individuals take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

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