06. May 2018 - 14:00 till 17:00
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Walk to Cure Arthritis Grand Rapids | Millennium Park (Grand Rapids) | Sunday, 06. May 2018

Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to finding a cure for the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain, including 300,000 children and their families.

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all. Join us for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and say Yes to helping create a world where people don’t have to struggle to button their shirt, tie their shoe, pick up their child or grandchild or play with their friends. As Champions of Yes, it’s up to us to make sure that people with arthritis have life changing resources and information to manage their disease, access to the critical medications they need to live full, healthy lives and to accelerate the path to better treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research.

Join the fight and Walk to Cure Arthritis – register, fundraise, come together to support each other and walk. Another step, another victory!

For help or more information about Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Laurie Rupp at lrupp@arthritis.org or call 248-530-5025.
  • Can you believe it?! 2018 WTCA ***** Honoree Drae Bond rode 100 miles last Saturday in 7 hrs 29 mins 53 secs. She crushed her PR by 30 mins--wow! Reach out to Drae and make plans to join her on September 30th for her family fun ride.
  • The Mighty McLains are having a fundraiser this October 14th--be sure to fill your bellies while supporting a great WTCA team and our 2018 youth honorees.
  • The West Michigan JA Family Night is quickly approaching--make plans to join us the evening of September 28th: https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/Register.asp?ievent=1170558&en=dwKPI6OPIaLPLbN6LnLTIfNXIhI1IkN8JnJWLkN2JnJ0KeM3IpK3LnPeE.
  • Planning fundraisers for the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis? Contact Lacey at ldixon@arthritis.org for a post about your event details.
  • THREE opportunities are ahead to join 2018 ***** WTCA Honoree Drae Bond as she raises awareness and support for arthritis. September 16 -HER 100 MILE BIKE RIDE! September 30 -The family/friends fun ride and now... October 15th golf outing!
  • What are you doing September 30th?! Come join in on our 2018 WTCA ***** Honoree Drae Bond's family fun bike ride... https://www.facebook.com/events/1625515594159638/
  • Today is the cutoff date for our 2018 Grand Rapids WTCA survey--and the data shows it takes approx. 1 minute to complete! Please jump in and let us know what you think. We hope to select a date and venue asap. Take this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3JZYY85
  • Please take a quick moment--no lie, it will only take a brief moment!--and help us as we make plans for the 2018 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis. Take this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3JZYY85
  • A big thank you to Menchie's - Village at Knapp's Crossing for raising $112 during July for the GR Walk to Cure Arthritis.
  • Hungry? Chasity and I aren't because we had an awesome lunch at Vitales Hudsonville--stop by today!
  • Where are you eating on Monday? Vitales Hudsonville, of course! Show this flyer and 10% comes back to GR's WTCA.
  • Make plans to dine-in or take-out Vitales Hudsonville on Monday, July 17th and 10% of the food sales will benefit GR's WTCA. *Be sure to present this flyer or show this page.*
  • If you've raised $250 or more you will receive an email from Turnkey this month to select your prize. Please keep an eye out in your junk folders, just in case! If you do not receive an email by the end of June, please email ldixon@arthritis.org. Thank you again for your hard work to raise funds for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. You are appreciated.
  • One more?! Could you send one more email or make one more Facebook post or follow up with that one last business you haven't heard from to make our 2017 WTCA goal inch a bit closer?! We'd appreciate it so much.
  • Have you checked out our event page? We're up to $91,500! Way to go...and there's still time!
  • The "Color Me Cured" 5k fundraiser for Team Baby Rae was a great success this past weekend--with 150 walkers and runners. Check out these fun photos. We can't wait to hear their final fundraising total for GR's 2017 WTCA.
  • It's fantastic to see Miss Addie's smile--thought all of you would like to see her and know your well wishes are working their magic.
  • We are collecting WTCA and GR AF testimonials--why do you love this community? Share!
  • A wonderful friend of Rachel Wustman took these beautiful photos of Walk to add to our photo album: https://christmannphotos.com/arthritis-walk-2017
  • Thank you to Jen Light for donating her time and photos of the Walk to Cure Arthritis--check out this fantastic link to some wonderful memories of the day: https://jenlightphotography.pixieset.com/juvenilearthritis/
  • Testimonials help us reach new community members and businesses about this important cause and its impact and get them involved! Could you share a few sentences about why the Arthritis Foundation is important to you or why you love the Walk to Cure Arthritis? Send your thoughts to ldixon@arthritis.org. THANK YOU.
  • Team Sowa--wow! Thank you for your hard work raising funds in our fight to cure arthritis. Our GR WTCA people are amazing, aren't they?! Thank you to everyone. So great to see the momentum continue.
  • Come out and support Team Sowa tonight--fun bowling, great auction items!
  • Have you seen this? Share your story via the link--and with your GR AF Staff! Email ldixon@arthritis.org. http://www.arthritis.org/fightfor50/stories.php?y=1?utm_source=enewsletter&utm_medium=fn&utm_campaign=153#
  • Already excited for the next GR AF event? If so, sign up for June 10th's EXPO at https://www.facebook.com/events/849144035226696/.