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The Kentucky office of the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve the lives of the 1.1 million people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Kentucky Legislative Update Conference Call

2/8/2016

Please join us as we learn more about state-wide issues that can impact Kentuckians living with arthritis.
Speaker: Mark Guimond, Arthritis Foundation Director of State Legislative Affairs.
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Please contact Lorin McVey at (502) 909-1414 or lmcvey@arthritis.org to register.

2016 State Advocacy Tips Conference Calls

2/17/2016

Please join us and gain tips on how to advocate on arthritis issues and build a relationship with your legislator.
Speakers: Pam Fields, Arthritis Foundation Public Health Policy & Advocacy Director and Angela Young, Arthritis Foundation Advocate and 2015 Kennedy Award Winner.
Please contact Lorin McVey at (502) 909-1414 to find out more.

2016 Advocacy and Access Day

2/23/2016

Join us for an opportunity to meet with other arthritis advocates, get briefed on the latest issues and build relationships with legislators by sharing your personal story about the challenges of living with arthritis. 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM....... .Check-In 9:00 AM..........................Welcome and Legislative Visit Preparation 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM.........Scheduled Legislative Visits

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Lexington, KY

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Lexington, KY

4/30/2016

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event supporting our mission to conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters!

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Cincinnati

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Cincinnati

5/15/2016

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event supporting our mission to conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters!

Breaking the Pain Chain- Louisville September Series

September Program September 2, 9, 16 and 23 The Arthritis Foundation's Breaking the Pain Chain Program is a four week, interactive series designed to teach you about the tools and techniques for breaking the cycle of pain caused by arthritis. The four week series covers topics including
-diagnosis, medications, nutrition -complementary therapies, exercise -stress management Registration required and space is limited. Call 513.527.5048 or email jberrens@arthritis.org to register.

Click this video to learn more about Breaking the Pain Chain

Emerging Investigators Conference

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The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is hosting the 2nd annual Emerging Investigators Conference for arthritis researchers on September 18-19, 2015 at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Aurora, OH. The conference will provide participants an opportunity to:

*Share their research
*Interact with senior faculty
*Obtain career advice
*Gather for small group discussions
*Join in workshops

The conference will begin at 12 noon on Friday, September 18 and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. One night’s lodging on September 18 and meals on September 18- 19 will be provided by the Arthritis Foundation. Click here to register . Questions? Contact Mary Bird at mbird@arthritis.org or 216-285-2839.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

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Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!

Congratulations to the winners of the Jingle Bell Run/Walk Cedar Point contest!

Taylor Guerrant - T & C's Movers and Shakers – OH
Stacy Ardoin - Buckeyes and Butterflies Against Arthritis – OH
Nikki Layne - Team Kathy supported by Tech International – OH
TJ Tuttamore - Heartland – OH
Aaron Ross – Money for People – Michigan
Shain McLain – Mighty McLains – Michigan
Leslie Parsons – Team Savannah – Michigan
Jackie Ritter – Tre Sorelle – OH
Kathy Stoltman - Jingle Jangles – OH
Kristen Smith - Jingle Bell Rockers – WV
Logan Haughey - Logan’s Wolverine Warriors – PA
Kim Kennell - Head Shoulders, Knees & Toes – KY