Just wanted to send out a reminder that we are in the midst of Arthritis Walk season! I’m kicking off the season by attending the New York City walk in Battery Park on April 26. I’ll be visiting a friend there that weekend and couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning in NYC. I’m excited to see how the NY chapter rolls. The following weekend I’ll be attending and volunteering at my hometown walk — the San Fernando Valley Arthritis Walk in Valencia, Calif. at Magic Mountain. Then, on May 17th, I’ll be attending the Irvine, Calif. walk with my mom and my brother, which I’m very much looking forward to. And that will conclude my 2009 Arthritis Walk tour. I’d like to attend the Los Angeles walk at Santa Monica beach, but I will likely be out of town that weekend. 🙁
What walk are you attending? Are you bringing friend?. Are you raising money? Are you walking for someone special to you? Share your walk stories in the comments and feel free to post a link to your donation page!
Check out the national walk site for information about walks around the U.S. Find a walk in your area and start a team!
I’ll leave you with the words of my arthritis friend Jenn’s husband: Why run, when you can walk?
Grab your sneakers! It's time to sign up for the Arthritis Walk.
I love the arthritis walks for two simple reasons. The walks raise money for the Arthritis Foundation and awareness for arthritis-related diseases — two very important things.
It’s time to start building teams and raising money for your city’s arthritis walk! Start early and stay dedicated to your cause. Your local Arthritis Foundation branch will appreciate your efforts!
Local Plug: If you live in Los Angeles, like me, there is a good possibility that you could hit two walks. There will be one on May 3 at Magic Mountain and one on June 7 in Santa Monica Beach. If you live in LA, join our Facebook Group for the Magic Mountain walk in Valencia, CA. Start a team and we’ll see you at the theme park on May 3!
So … what are you waiting for. Here’s your chance to get involved and make an impact!
Three Easy Steps to Get Started
- Find a walk in your area by going to letsmovetogether.org.
- Start a team and invite your friends to join you.
- Raise money.
Over the course of the next few months, I’ll be offering fundraising tips and ideas, so check back often. If you have tips of your own to offer, leave them in the comments or email me.
Shameless Plug: Buy one of our fun, ArthritisFriend.com tees and wear it proudly at your local walk!
Let’s get moving!