Arthritis Foundation Launches 2015 Walk To Cure Arthtritis
Walk to Cure Arthritis Raises Money to Find a Cure
ATLANTA – The Arthritis Foundation announces the launch of the 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis season, with events taking place nationwide. Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature fundraising event series that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis, a debilitating disease that impacts more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children.
“At the Arthritis Foundation, we are committed to helping every person living with arthritis take control of their disease,” says Meagan Fulmer, chief development officer at the Foundation. “Through our Walk to Cure Arthritis events, we not only help fund research to find better treatment options and an eventual cure for this disease, but we also show communities the incredible diversity of people affected by arthritis. From children to busy moms to active retirees, arthritis can and does affect people of all ages, from all walks of life. Walk to Cure Arthritis brings them all together with the common purpose of curing arthritis.”
With support from its sponsors, National Presenting Sponsor Amgen, along with Massage Envy Spa and Aleve, the Arthritis Foundation will be hosting approximately 90 walk events in various cities between April and June. Funds raised at these events support Arthritis Foundation initiatives aimed at finding a cure as well as providing life-changing tools and resources to those affected by arthritis and related diseases.
The Arthritis Foundation encourages you to participate in this year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis in honor of a family member, friend or the millions of children and adults living in disabling pain. Participants can choose from a fully accessible five-kilometer course or a one-mile course. For a complete list of Walk to Cure Arthritis events nationwide and to register, visit www.walktocurearthritis.org.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation leads the fight for the arthritis community, helping conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. The Foundation also publishes Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.