News from Central Ohio

Complementary Medicine

What do magnets, needles, water, and yoga have in common?  They are all part of complementary therapies that can help those living with the daily pain of arthritis.  Click here to learn more about the various types of complementary therapies available.



Unique Camp Can Benefit Children with Arthritis

Would your child with arthritis benefit from a camp where kids can be kids? Flying Horse Farms is a magical, transforming camp for children who have an illness that affects their daily life. There is a family camp, residential camp, and a sibling camp.

Please click here for more information on how Flying Horse Farms camp can benefit your child and family.

 Q&A With Dr. Joseph Ruane

Dr. Joseph Ruane is board certified and is a doctor at a sports medicine and family practice at the McConnell Heart and Health Center in Columbus, OH.  He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Ruane serves as team physician for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Click here to read a Q&A with Dr. Ruane. 


  Water Walking 101

Looking for a great summer workout that will keep you cool?  Try water exercising!  Click here to learn tips from the Arthritis Foundation on how to safely exercise in the water so you can keep moving this summer!



Walking for Our Arthritis Heroes

Thank you to all who supported the 2012 Arthritis Walk, presented by Mount Carmel Health System! It was a gorgeous, sunny day!  A total of 475 participants walked together, raising over $50,000 to support the Arthritis Foundation’s mission. Click here to read more about the Arthritis Walk.


 Boosting Activity for People With Arthritis

In order to dramatically reduce the impact of arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation recently released a report, Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults With Arthritis.  The report focuses on changes that could be made within six important sectors to make physical activity possible for individuals with arthritis. Click here to read more


Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Region Webinar- Lunch and Learn
State Advocacy Issues: Access to Care and Medications

June 28, 2012, 11am-12pm
Featured Speaker: Ryan Sullivan, Regional Coordinator, Saginaw Valley and Genesee County Michigan Consumers for Healthcare.  Please check the special events website closer to the event for registration information.  Please contact or (513) 527-5042.


30th Annual Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In

July 5,6 & 7, 2012 at the Dublin Metro Center.  Friday's Cruise-In now boasts over 1,500 cars that come from more than 20 states to compete for 100 six-foot tall trophies and many prestigious specialty awards.  The Arthritis Foundation's Classic Auto boasts 50 judged classes of automobiles including 27 Show-Within-A-Show groups. 

Click here for event information, ticketing and schedule. 

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to keep up with out Auto Show Blog.

Ride for a Reason on Millenium Force at Cedar Point

August 11, 2012, 8am to 9am
Cedar Point Sandusky, OH
Don't miss your chance for an hour of unlimited rides on Millennium Force!  Coaster enthusiasts-Reserve YOUR spot now.  Click here for more information.



Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp- September 29-30, 2012

Presented by the Arthritis Foundation:

Joy Outdoor Education Center
Clarksville Ohio, 45113

If you register online here, we will forward your camp registration forms.  For additional information contact 1.800.383.6843 or 513.399.8094 or email  Our camp is designed to offer families that have children with arthritis and other related diseases the opportunity to meet other families,  learn about arthritis and have a great family weekend filled with activities including:

  • Arthritis educational activities for the whole family

  • Educational information available

  • New friendships, fun camp counselors, and games

View the 2010 Fall Family Camp Pictures

2012 Arthritis Expo

Presented by:

Columbus Medical Research Foundation

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Click here for more information. 


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