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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

2015 Women with Arthritis

2015 Women with Arthritis


An Evening For Women with Arthritis Tuesday, October 13th 6 to 8 PM Norton Orthopaedic & Hand Center Auditorium Norton Medical Plaza II Brownsboro, Suite 120 9880 Angies Way Louisville, KY Arthritis is three times more common in women than men. We also have higher rates of arthritis-related physical disabilities, which can profoundly affect our families, work and social interaction. Norton Orthopaedic Care and the Arthritis Foundation invite you to attend an interactive evening designed just for you. Hear from a panel of experts ready to answer your questions to help you take control. Our panel of experts: Rachel Busse, M.D.: Family medicine physician, Bryan Carter, Ph. D.: Psychologist, Anna Grout, M.S., R.D., CSSD, LD/N: Nutritionist. Hosted by award winning TV Journalist Jackie Hays *Registration is required for this free forum.* Register online at NortonHealthcare.com/PatientForum or call (502) 629-1234.

2015 JA Family Day


We invite you and your family to ‘horse’ around with us at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Families will enjoy a fun-filled day: • Connecting with other JA families • Gaining helpful education from healthcare professional • Enjoying Horses of the World tour and the Kids Barn • Hearing powerful kid testimonials • Lunch for the whole family

To register, contact Lorin McVey at 502-599-1414 or at lmcvey@arthritis.org

2015 Jingle Bell Run-Walk - Louisville


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! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Lexington

2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Lexington


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!

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

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

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