North Texas will Walk to Cure Arthritis in May

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Arthritis Foundation’s North Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis Raises Funds for a Cure

Arlington, TX – April 29, 2016  – Over 2,000 runners and walkers will be on hand at the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, May 21 at Globe Life Park in Arlington to help support the Arthritis Foundation and its mission to cure arthritis and make it easier for people living with the disease to achieve everyday victories. As the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, national fundraising event, the Walk to Cure Arthritis brings together communities to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, and is a great way to experience the power of giving back to your community.

Local honoree, Colleen Neumayer, will share her inspiring story of living with arthritis during the North Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis. Colleen participates in the Walk to Cure Arthritis because she wants to raise awareness of this disease and she is optimistic that a cure will be found in her lifetime.

WTCA-logo-colorIn the United States alone, more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children live with arthritis. Costing the U.S. economy $156 billion dollars a year, arthritis affects one in five Americans and causes more activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. The North Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis will help those living with arthritis by supporting programs, research and advocacy initiatives as well as fund crucial research aimed at finding a cure for the disease.

“Arthritis is more than just a few minor aches and pains. It’s a debilitating disease that robs people of their dreams. People with arthritis face unique barriers to care: high costs of treatment, difficulty accessing medications, scarcity of specialists and coinsurance that limits access to treatment,” says medical honoree, Joanna Geslani, D.O. rheumatologist at Rheumatology Associates in Arlington. “When you support Walk to Cure Arthritis, you become a Champion of Yes, helping us build a lifetime of better while accelerating the search for a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event that truly makes a difference, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. Together, North Texans can Walk to Cure Arthritis and help us reach our goal of raising $140,000 to help find a cure for this disease.”

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is nationally presented by Amgen and sponsored by Massage Envy and Aleve. Local sponsors include Abbvie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Parker University, Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, Medical City Joint Restoration Institute, Suburban Parent Magazine, Advantage Healthcare Systems, Arlington Orthopedic Associates and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.  To register for the North Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis or to learn more about the event, visitwww.walktocurearthritis.org/northtx or contact Melissa Gower at 913.481.6774.  To learn more about the Arthritis Foundation’s quest to cure arthritis, visit walktocurearthritis.org.