BENEFITING: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC
ORGANIZER: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
In less than 20 days, we will be running in the New York City Marathon in honor of our little sister Erin who was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) in 2013. Erin has been an inspiration to us both as we have watched and administered her weekly shots for the first two years and now watch her go every three weeks to the hospital for IV infusions. She is the strongest girl we know and we are proud to call her our sister.
Experiencing the soreness from the training for this marathon is nothing compared to what over 50 million adults with arthritis and over 300,000 children like Erin feel every day.
We have both hit double digit mileage on our training and are working very hard to prepare for the 26.2 mile run in November. Please help us reach our goal in supporting the Arthritis Foundation’s work which includes:
* helping children and adults learn about the disease and treatment options to better live with this debilitating disease,
* helping children with arthritis attend camps that address their complex medical needs and limitations,
* research for a cure and better treatments to reduce pain and increase mobility,
* advocacy for policies and laws that protect arthritis patients and their families as well as improve patient care.
If you wish to donate via check or send a matching gift form, please mail to: Arthritis Foundation, Kailin and Kelsey’s NYC Marathon Campaign, 122 East 42nd street, 18th floor, New York, NY 10168.