Held in Sawyer Point on May 20, the Arthritis Foundation's local chapter will hold a fun-filled fund-raising event: The Arthritis Walk. The walk is a non-competitive, fully accessible 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course with a one-mile option for those who wish to walk a shorter distance. The path is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Corporations, families, service organizations and many others will hit Sawyer Point to walk for a cure.
And, the fun doesnt stop once youve crossed the finish line. Be sure to stick around for the post-walk celebration featuring entertainment, lunch, sponsor booths, Wall of Heroes and valuable health information.
The goal amount to raise is $135,000 and the goal attendance is 2,000 walkers. Participants collect donations to help fight arthritis, the nation's number one cause of disability. It is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and improve lives by supporting the mission of the Arthritis Foundation. Remember, all the walk proceeds stay locally!
The Arthritis Walk is our signature event raising both awareness and funds for people living with arthritis. The money raised at the Arthritis Walk goes toward supporting mission driven programs and to fund research for a cure, says Barb Precht, community development director, Ohio River Valley Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
You can join as individuals or form a team. Anyone can be part of a teamfamily, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, etc. The more the merrier!