Walk for a Cure: The 2009 Arthritis Walk
May 30, 2009 8:00 AM –12:00 PM
Each year, the Arthritis Foundation holds its annual event to help raise money and awareness for arthritis. This crippling disease affects the joints, and sufferers aren’t just adults, but children as well. May is National Arthritis month and more than 300 communities nationwide will participate in this year’s Arthritis Walks.
The Arthritis Foundation Inland Empire Branch invites you to join them for their 2009 Arthritis Walk on Saturday, May 30 at Fairmount Park in downtown Riverside. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m., followed by announcements and a warm-up with Tai Chi instructors. There are two walking route options available. Walkers can choose a three-mile walk or a short one-mile course for those who are not able to do the full course. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. leaving from the band shell. The Arthritis Walk is dog friendly and those who wish to have their dogs walk with them will be given a bandana for their pooch to wear.
The 2009 Arthritis Walk will have a host of booths with lots of information on the disease as well as fun activities the whole family can enjoy. The expo will feature a kid zone with lots of fun things for kids, live entertainment, health vendors and more. New this year is a VIP area for individual walkers who have raised $500 or more. They will enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet prior to the walk, a special complimentary gift, and a VIP t-shirt.
This year, Beaver Medical Group is sponsoring the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk and has a team participating in the walk. Follow This Link
to visit the Beaver Medical Group team page and click "join my team!"
Our team is moving together in a whole new way. When you join the Arthritis Walk, you aren’t just joining an effort to raise funds for arthritis research, education and community programs. You will be part of Let’s Move Together, a nationwide movement led by the Arthritis Foundation that encourages people to move to prevent or cure arthritis.
Walking just 30 minutes a day can ease joint pain, improve mobility, and reduce fatigue often associated with the disease. It can also reduce your risk of developing certain forms of arthritis.
Find out more at the homepage, www.arthritiswalkie.com or call (951) 320-18380.