2022 National Walk to Cure Arthritis Honoree: Angela Harrison
Angela Harrison of Indiana is living proof of how far we’ve come over the past few decades of advancing arthritis treatments. Diagnosed at age 3, she is disabled and has experienced significant deformity in her hands, hips, shoulders, jaws and other joints. After 17 years as a social worker, arthritis forced Angela to retire when it became impossible to continue working. But her condition hasn’t stopped Angie from firing up the arthritis community.
Every year since 2019, Angie has chaired Walk to Cure Arthritis in Indianapolis, where she and her top fundraising team have raised more than $11,000. Besides her commitment to this event, she has served as vice chair of the Arthritis Foundation’s Indiana board and leads a local Live Yes! Connect Group to support others living with arthritis. She also co-chaired our 2021 Jingle Bell Run event in Indianapolis.
In addition, Angie has offered her expertise and encouragement through Live Yes! Toolkit sessions — like the recent “Building Emotional Resilience: Stressors and Coping Strategies” session.
Angie wants to share what she has learned with others going through this process. She strives to make an even bigger difference to help find better treatments and a cure for the nearly 60 million Americans who suffer from the disease in its many forms. The Walk to Cure Arthritis is a key fundraiser to help make that happen.
Join Angie and thousands more arthritis warriors and caregivers by registering today for the 2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis. Let’s Rock the Walk together!