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Walk To Cure Arthritis
May 16, 2015
Esther Short Park 415 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver, WA 98660
Comments:HUNDREDS WILL WALK THIS MAY FOR A WORLD WITHOUT ARTHRITIS
This May, the Vancouver and Portland Metro areas will join together at Esther Short Park to bring all of us one step closer to finding a cure for arthritis. The Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held on Saturday, May 16th at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. This is a no-fee registration walk; we encourage everyone to attend!
Walkers can register online at www.Vancouver WalkToCureArthritis.org ; there is also an option to register on May 16 at the park. Health Fair, Kid Zone and day of Registration will open at 9am. Walkers participating in the one mile or three mile course will begin at 10:00am. After walking, participants will enjoy: Kid Zone, Raffle Prizes, Food, beverages, health fair, ask your doctor and vet booths as well as music.
Supporters will participate because this is truly a not-to-be-missed family friendly event, but they will also walk because they know arthritis is not acceptable. Today, Arthritis affects over 50 million Americans and is the leading cause of work disability in the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that by the year 2030 that number will jump to 67 million people in the United States living with arthritis. Arthritis can be a serious and sometimes deadly disease, but its effects may be lessened through physical activity. ?Physical activity is a natural pain reliever for most people suffering from arthritis,? said Patience White, M.D., chief public health office, Arthritis Foundation. ?Moving just 10 minutes, three times a day can ease joint pain, improve mobility and reduce fatigue often associated with arthritis.?
May is Arthritis Awareness Month and to get people moving the Arthritis Foundation hosts tens of thousands of individuals at Walks to Cure Arthritis across the nation designed to educate Americans about the health benefits of moving while raising critic
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