Join the fight against the nation’s leading cause of disability by taking part in the Omaha, NE Arthritis Walk on May 18, 2013 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th St, Omaha, NE 68106. The Arthritis Walk is an annual event held by the Arthritis Foundation to raise funds to fight arthritis and spread the message that regular movement can limit the impact of arthritis.
Arthritis affects 50 million Americans, which is one in every five adults. While often associated with old age, arthritis can affect men, women and children of any age. In fact, there are currently 300,000 children in the U.S. living with arthritis. In Nebraska alone, 336,000 adults have arthritis and of them, 145,000 are dealing with physical limitations because of the disease.
More than just aches and pains, arthritis is a chronic condition that can make everyday activities such as getting dressed and preparing food seem almost impossible. The Arthritis Walk is a way to conquer this debilitating and unacceptable disease by raising funds for arthritis research, education and programs in communities across the country.
The Arthritis Walk also celebrates year-round movement as a means of preventing and treating arthritis. Just 30 minutes of exercise each day can be effective in reducing pain, stiffness and inflammation and improving mobility. According Andrea Milton, Omaha Arthritis Walk organizer “Sometimes starting an exercise program can seem difficult, but it’s important for people to realize they can start slow and have fun. The Arthritis Walk is a great way to get some exercise with family and friends while raising critical funds to fight arthritis.”
To learn more and register for the Omaha Arthritis Walk, go to www.OmahaWalk.org or contact Andrea Milton at (420) 330-6130 ext. 6952. To learn more about how movement can help prevent and treat arthritis, visit www.arthritiswalk.org.
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