Walk to Cure Arthritis Comes to Libertyville


Arthritis Foundation Raises Funds for a Cure across Lake County with Walk to Cure Arthritis

Help find a cure by participating in and fundraising for the 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis April 26, 2014 at old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville. Formerly Arthritis Walk, Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, national fundraising event to prevent, control and cure the nation’s leading cause of disability.


The Lake County Walk to Cure Arthritis will feature medical honoree Dr. Klein-Gitelman; who is a committed partner in the fight against arthritis.  Read more about Dr. Klein-Gitelman


Arthritis is a crippling disease that impacts more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children – or approximately 22 percent of the United States population. The disease costs the U.S. economy $128 billion dollars a year, and is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes.


Funds raised through the Lake County Walk to Cure Arthritis will go toward programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people today while finding a cure for tomorrow.


“Arthritis is costly, painful and debilitating, and makes a significant impact in the lives of people in our community,” says Director of Special Events Catherine Smith. “By participating in and raising funds for Lake County’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, you will help us reach our goal of raising $53,500 to remove the burden of arthritis entirely by bringing us closer to a cure.”


To learn more and register for the Lake County Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Catherine Smith at (312) 880-4737 or catherinesmith@arthritis.org.  To learn more about the fight to cure arthritis, visit www.arthritiswalk.org


About the Arthritis Foundation

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable 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 health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.


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