2010 Triangle Walk to Fight Arthritis

The public is invited to join the teams and individuals signing up now for the 6th annual Triangle Arthritis Walk. This family and dog-friendly event on Saturday, April 17 at the Imperial Center in Durham/RTP, from 9 – 11:30 a.m.

There will be a one-mile and a three-mile course, with activities for the entire family. There will also be a VIP tent for non-walkers. Entertainment will include a demonstration by local 6-time national champion jump rope team, the Bouncing Bulldogs, as well as a Tai Chi for Arthritis demonstration and a best dog trick contest.

Close to $2 million people in North Carolina (29 percent of the population) struggle with arthritis; including 8,400 children under the age of 18. This year’s youth honoree is a 17-year old girl who has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for the last 6 years.

To participate in the Arthritis Walk, to volunteer or to form a team, click here or call Candice Fuller at (919) 250 - 0433.

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 46 million Americans living with arthritis. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation has provided support for pre- and post-doctoral studies and established research positions at Thurston Arthritis Research Center. Beth Jonas, M.D., is this year’s medical co-chair of the event.  The Thurston Arthritis Research Center has a team that walks every year. They are the biggest group there and have an information table as well. The link to join that  group is here.

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