Spearheaded by the Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Awareness Month aims to make people more aware of arthritis and the issues involved. Arthritis Awareness Month is a time to motivate Americans to get up and moving, whilst raising funds for arthritis research, support and advocacy.
Arthritis Walk events take place in hundreds of communities throughout the United States. These events are a major awareness and fund raising activity for the Arthritis Foundation.
Arthritis Walk events typically comprise of teams of at least 10 walkers. Teams can be friends, families, co-workers, vendors who walk to raise money for the event.
A non-competitive event, the distance for the Arthritis Walk is about 5km. A shorter course of 1 mile is offered for people who are less able.
|Days To Event||15 Days|
|How Is Date Set?||Fixed: Same Month Each Year|
People who participate in Arthritis Walk are helping to raise funds to fight Arthritis and chronic joint symptoms which affect 46million people and nearly 300,000 children in the United States.
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Produced on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation, the video below highlights the importance and Arthritis support, research and advocacy and describes the ways in which people can help raise funds and awareness about Arthritis. Titled '46million reasons', the video features people participating in Arthritis Walks - as one participants comments:
"It's not just an elderly persons disease there are so many people who have this"
"My whole life I have lived with pain"
"Arthritis never goes away, everybody gets it at some point, so we need to keep the research, keep the money available and the programs are good"
Its not just an elderly persons disease, there are so many people who have this.
"I've had rheumatoid arthritis since I was ten"
"I've had arthritis since second grade"
"I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis & the mother in law - my wife she starting getting some effects of arthritis. We feel that hopefully we'll ultimately help to find a cure by doing this"