The Arthritis Foundation invites the public to join the movement against the nation’s leading cause of disability by taking part in the 2012 Arthritis Walk & Arff-ritis Dog Walk on Saturday, Nov. 10 at John Prince Park in Lake Worth.
The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual event to raise funds to fight arthritis and spread the word that regular movement can limit the symptoms of arthritis.
Arthritis currently affects 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S., and its prevalence is rapidly growing. By 2030, it is estimated that 67 million Americans will have arthritis, unless the trend is reversed.
Arthritis causes more activity limitations than heart disease, cancer or diabetes and can make daily activities seem impossible. The Arthritis Walk is a way to fight against this debilitating disease by raising funds for arthritis research, education and programs in communities across the country.
The Arthritis Walk is also a great opportunity to recruit friends and family members to form a team and join Let’s Move Together, a nationwide movement that encourages people to move to help prevent and treat arthritis. Just 30 minutes of exercise each day can help reduce the pain, stiffness and inflammation caused by arthritis and can improve mobility.
To learn more and register for the Lake Worth Arthritis Walk, visit www.2012awlakeworth.kintera.org or contact Susie Rhodes at (561) 833-1133. To learn more about how movement can help prevent and treat arthritis, visit www.letsmovetogether.org.
The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for healthcare policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.
For more information, visit www.arthritis.org.