November 08, 2016
BENEFITING: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC
ORGANIZER: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
As a runner, I take for granted my ability to just throw on a pair of sneakers in the morning and go. I take my health for granted, so while running the NYC marathon has been a goal of mine, I also really wanted to do something that would make a difference for someone else. My grandmother suffered for years from osteoarthritis. She cursed her joints every day, and was a big factor in my decision to fundraise for the Arthritis Foundation. I will be running this race in her honor.
Arthritis may seem like a condition for older folks, something that happens to you after years of wear and tear, but that's only one type of arthritis. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings circling the various types of arthritis. 300,000 kids in the US have arthritis, and many younger women suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic condition that can completely alter a person's life.
Please help me raise the money to help find a cure and educate people about what the many levels of arthritis truly are. The Arthritis Foundation is a truly amazing organization, and together we can all make a difference a little at a time.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC wrote -
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We lead the fight for the Arthritis community and help conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our 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.
By running on our team, you have guaranteed entry to one of the world’s most exciting running experiences. You are also taking us one step closer to finding a cure for arthritis, a crippling disease that affects 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children.