Arthritis Walk Events Held Nationwide
In an effort to improve lives and find a cure for arthritis, the most common cause of disability in America, the Arthritis Foundation is hosting Arthritis Walk events nationwide. The non-competitive events, which take place at various locations across the country in April, May and June (some cities may hold the event during other months), will raise funds and bring awareness to arthritis, helping the 50 million Americans (including nearly 300,000 children) who live with the disease.
How Can You Participate in the Arthritis Walk?
The event is open to everyone. Form or join a team. Choose a Team Captain who will be responsible for setting fundraising goals, supplying fundraising information, and motivating the team. Any group of people can form a team -- it's not limited to corporate teams. Or, you can participate as an individual.
Choose between a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course or a 1-mile course. Arthritis Walk participants can register online at www.arthritis.org or by sending in a hard copy registration form to your local Arthritis Foundation chapter. You will be sent everything you need to get your fundraising efforts underway.
Arthritis Walk Fund-Raising
Each participant sets their own fundraising goals. According to the Arthritis Foundation, most participants raise $200 or more. You can raise funds online by setting up a personal web page and asking friends, family and co-workers to donate.
Have More Questions About the Arthritis Walk?
The Arthritis Foundation has prepared an FAQ about the Arthritis Walk. For more details on the Arthritis Foundation's Arthritis Walk, you can contact the Arthritis Foundation toll-free at 1-877-232-2898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, non-profit contributor to arthritis-related research in the world. Their research program complements government and industry-based research by focusing on training new investigators and pursuing innovative strategies for preventing, controlling and curing the over 100 arthritis conditions.