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Cleveland Office
4630 Richmond Road, Ste. 240
Cleveland, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 831-7000



Geauga County Arthritis Expo
September 24, 2014
Location:  Mayfield United Methodist Church
7747 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, OH
Contact:   Mary Schwarz 216-285-2827

Click here to register: http://2014geaugaexpo.kintera.org

Local Teen Honored for Leadership by Arthritis Foundation

Nolan Walker was honored over the Fourth of July weekend at the Arthritis Foundation’s national Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference with The Dawn Hafeli Award for Youth Leadership. The conference was held in Keystone, Colo. Hafeli, the conference co-founder and arthritis awareness trailblazer, personally presented the award. Read the article in Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine.

Save the Date
17th Annual L’Amour du Vin – Lorain County’s Premier Wine & Food Event – presented by University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Avon Oaks Country Club
32300 Detroit Road   
Avon, OH 44011
Visit http://lamourduvin2014.eventbrite.com/ to purchase tickets to the event.
Contact: Alicia Hansen at ahansen@arthritis.org or 216.285.2855


Local Teen Honored by Arthritis Foundation for Leadership

For the past seven years, Walker, 18, has been a Walk to Cure Arthritis participant and volunteer. Numbers tell the story and his numbers are impressive: In addition to having one of the largest Walk to Cure Arthritis teams (average of over 100 team members each year), Walker’s team – Nolan’s Walkers – has raised more than $12,000. Walker has been directly involved with the majority of the fundraising. read more

SAVE-THE-DATE for the 2014 Cleveland Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis – presented locally by The MetroHealth System
Sunday, December 14, 2014
5K run/walk starts at 8:30AM
Legacy Village
25001 Cedar Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Register today at http://jinglebellruncleveland.kintera.org/
Contact: Alicia Hansen at ahansen@arthritis.org or 216.285.2855

 Community Leaders of the Year Awards Dinner

Information on 2014 honorees and date to be announced shortly.
Contact: Lynette Trentini at ltrentini@arthritis.org or 216.285.2833

2015 Red & White On Thursday Night

Information on 2015 date and event details to be announced soon.
Contact: Courtney Winnen at cwinnen@arthritis.org or 216.285.2829.

Photos of Ohio Joint Advocacy Day

On May 21, 2014 the Arthritis Foundation and the Ohio Association of Rheumatology co-sponsored Joint Advocacy Day. Arthritis advocates met with their state representatives and state senators to inform them about important issues facing their constituents who have arthritis. See photos and read about the event in the American College of Rheumatology e-newsletter here: read more


Cedar Point Supports Walk to Cure Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation and Cedar Point are partnering again to raise funds to support children and adults who live daily with arthritis pain. Purchase your special ticket NOW to enjoy from Monday, August 29th through Monday, September 1st. Tickets are $41.00 an amazing $18.99 off the gate entry price. $3 of every ticket sold benefits the Arthritis Foundation.  

Click on www.cedarpoint.com/affiliates and at the prompts please use the following:
Username: arthritis
(all lowercase)
Password: 2014

BONUS: Saturday, August 30th is Arthritis Awareness Day at Cedar Point. Staff will be stationed by the Millennium Force raffling off prizes all day. Be sure to fill out the card you will receive at the parking booth with your park map and drop it off at the Arthritis Foundation table to be eligible for prizes.

Ride for a Reason – Celebrate Arthritis Awareness Day
Saturday, August 30, 2014

                                    Event Information:

  • Help raise funds and awareness at Arthritis Awareness Day at Cedar Point!
  • From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. it’s your chance for unlimited rides on Millennium Force!
  • Coaster enthusiasts - reserve YOUR spot now and register below
For a $75 donation you receive:
  • Unlimited rides on Millennium Force BEFORE the park opens to the public.
  • A rockin' and rollin' good time!

    Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Marina Gate for admission.

Our Mission is to Change Lives
53 million Americans have arthritis including 300,000 kids! We’re leading the fight for a cure.

For more information contact: Jeff Brashares at 614-361-7299 or visit the Ride for a Reason website:  http://2014rideforareason.kintera.org/


 For every additional $50 you raise you’ll be entered in a drawing to win fabulous prizes:   4 VIP four-hour Cedar Point tour passes; 2 HalloWeekend passes; and a Cedar Point gift bag.

Enjoy an amazing Collector Car Show in the Millennium Force Plaza and check out the Arthritis Awareness Tent at the ride entrance.


Inspiring others to take control of arthritis

IT Manager Carol Arbaczewski’s doctor said she was almost positive Carol had rheumatoid arthritis even before drawing her blood for a final, conclusive test. When Carol replied that she was too young to have arthritis, her doctor said something she’s never forgotten.

“Oh honey, babies can get arthritis ...”  Click here to read more about Carol's fight against arthritis.

Everyone has a Story

Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio volunteers and board members share what motivates them to support the mission of the Arthritis Foundation.

2014 Cleveland Walk to Cure Arthritis – presented locally by University Hospitals, Department of Orthopaedics
Special thanks to all sponsors, donors, volunteers, participants and team captains that came together for another successful Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!  
Visit www.ArthritisWalkCleveland.kintera.org for full details on the event. 

Photos from the event courtesy of Orville McEachron Photography can be viewed here: 2014 Cleveland Walk to Cure Arthritis Photo Album

Quinn Hughes, the Cleveland Walk to Cure Arthritis Youth Honoree, tells reporter Shannon Harsh her arthritis story.

Arthritis Foundation Adds Board Members, Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting
July, 2014The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio welcomed six new members to its Board at its Annual Meeting held July 15 at the Shaker Heights Country Club in Shaker Heights.  Click here to read more.

20th Annual Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party Raises $123,000

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, more than 1,000 people attended this year’s landmark celebration at 200 Public Square to indulge in fine wines from around the globe courtesy of Vintage Wine Distributor and food from more than 35 Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Award-winning restaurants.

Our event partners including L’Nique Linens, Brown-Forman, Colortone, MVP Services, All Occasions, Be Seated, Prestige Floral, Caruso’s Coffee, Zack Bruell Events and the St. Edward High School Trash Talkers – as well as our many other sponsors – helped to make this year’s event one to never forget.Please visit our event photographer Orville McEachron’s Facebook page to see all the great photos he took that evening.

 Quarterly newsletter providing information on the latest advances made by Arthritis Foundation-funded researchers, highlights of our grant program and profiles of funded scientist. Click here to read more.

Arthritis Foundation Specialist List

The Arthritis Foundation works to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. We provide this Arthritis Specialist List as a resource for individuals seeking a physician specializing in arthritis treatment.

The physicians included in this list have advised us that they are licensed in the state of Ohio to practice medicine and that they are qualified to treat patients with arthritis. Further, they meet the criteria established by the Arthritis Foundation’s Medical and Scientific Committee for inclusion. Inclusion is voluntary and the list may not be complete.

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