Walk to Cure Arthritis Austin, TX
Saturday, April 26, 2014
|The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure.|
The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.
Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk!
Mia has been affected by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for 9 years (her entire life). When she was just 9 months old, Mia endured a 105o fever and a rash that lasted for 37 days. In and out of the emergency room, where nothing seemed to help, finally an Infectious Disease Specialist referred her to Houston where she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We learned that her inflamed liver lymph nodes were the early cause of the fever. Since being diagnosed, Mia has been on daily medication, weekly methotrexate injections, and biologics (shots or infusions) that have helped reduce damage to her joints.
Unfortunately, Mia has a damaged ankle and suffers daily with pain. Although Mia has been through so much for someone so young, her spirit and positive attitude shines bright and she remains committed to volunteer, raise awareness, and do her part to find a cure.
We ask your support to join Mia's team and fundraise and/or make a donation. We appreciate any and all support, so please forward this to your friends and family as well as post on your social network sites.
Remember, every step counts and every dollar matters. With your help we can be one step closer to ending the pain and finding a cure – for Mia and all those who suffer with arthritis. Thank you!
Join or make a donation to Team Mia here.
7:00 am General Volunteer / Exhibitor Check-In
8:00 am Participant Check-In / Day of Registration
8:00 am Event Festivities
8:30 am Announcements / Awards Ceremony
9:00 am Walk Start
10:00 am Celebration / Door Prizes
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For more help or information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Helen Ross Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 512-800-4060.