Over 3,500 runners and walkers will be on hand at the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 14th at Exposition Park – South Lawn in Los Angeles to help support the Arthritis Foundation and its mission to cure arthritis and make it easier for people living with the disease to achieve everyday victories. As the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, national fundraising event, the Walk to Cure Arthritis brings together communities to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, and is a great way to experience the power of giving back to your community.
Local honorees will share their inspiring stories of living with arthritis during the Los Angeles Walk to Cure Arthritis.
The event’s Orthopedic Honoree is Jason Snibbe, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and the Medical Honoree is Samy Metyas, MD, Rheumatologist. The event also spotlights Youth Honoree, Grace Lewis, 14 years old, who was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age 12, and Adult Honoree, Carly Panchura.
In the United States alone, more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children live with arthritis. Costing the U.S. economy $156 billion dollars a year, arthritis affects one in five Americans and causes more activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. The Los Angeles Walk to Cure Arthritis will help those living with arthritis by supporting programs, research and advocacy initiatives as well as fund crucial research aimed at finding a cure for the disease.
When you support Walk to Cure Arthritis, you become a Champion of Yes, helping us build a lifetime of better while accelerating the search for a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event that truly makes a difference, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. Together, Los Angeles can Walk to Cure Arthritis and help us reach our goal of raising $450,000 to help find a cure for this disease.”
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is nationally presented by Amgen and sponsored by Massage Envy and Aleve. To register for the Los Angeles Walk to Cure Arthritis or to learn more about the event, visit www.WalktoCureArthritis.org/LosAngeles or contact Debbie Martin at 323-954-5760. To learn more about the Arthritis Foundation’s quest to cure arthritis, visit www.arthritis.org.