The Arthritis Foundation is the driving force behind Arthritis Awareness Month, which will be observed during May 2012.
Arthritis Awareness Month aims to make people more aware of arthritis. It is also a time to motivate Americans to get up and moving via the Arthritis Walk, which helps raise funds for arthritis research, support and advocacy.
May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is May 20, 2012.
Arthritis awareness does not end in May, however; World Arthritis Day will take place Friday, October 12, 2012.
The Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is honored to have WTAE-TV anchor Sally Wiggin as Mistress of Ceremonies for its annual Arthritis Walk, which will take place at the Southside Works on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
The Arthritis Walk will consist of either a one or three-mile walk on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, traveling the “SouthSide Trail” along the Monongahela’s south bank, across the Hot Metal Bridge, and over to the north bank.
Your support of the Arthritis Foundation has helped improve the lives of 50 million men, women and children who have been struck by the unacceptable burdens caused by arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. You can help them even more by participating in your local Arthritis Walk, which raises critical funds for arthritis research and programs.
Your local Arthritis Walk is a fun way to meet new people and move together as a team with family, friends and co-workers who share our common goal of fighting and defeating arthritis. Get started now, and see how easy it is to find an event near you and form a team!
At your local Arthritis Walk, you’ll join people like Michael Jackson, an Iraq war veteran who served overseas as a U.S. Marine for five years before being diagnosed with advanced osteoarthritis at the age of 25.
You’ll also join children like Amelia and Liberty Shultz, who were both diagnosed before the age of 2 with juvenile arthritis, robbing them of many normal experiences of early childhood.
So get involved with Arthritis Walk this year! Start or join a team — and invite your friends, family and co-workers to join you! Click here to find an event near you and learn more!.