They don’t just talk the talk, they actually walk the Walk!
Legislators and Ambassadors from Ohio and North Dakota recently attended their local Walk to Cure Arthritis events, raising awareness and funds to cure arthritis!
Rep. Steve Chabot Participates in Walk to Cure Arthritis in Cincinnati, OH
Two-thousand people, including Rep. Steve Chabot from Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the Walk to Cure Arthritis in downtown Cincinnati, raising more than $200,000! Rep. Chabot was invited to attend the Cincinnati event by Platinum Ambassador and 2013 Edward M. Kennedy Award winner Amy Barron. Amy and Rep. Chabot have been working in support of people with arthritis for several years.
“Rep. Chabot is a true Champion of Yes in supporting people with arthritis,” said Amy. “His speech today shows that he is willing to step up to help find a cure.”
Amy and other Advocates gave Rep. Chabot a certificate thanking him for being a Champion of Yes for people with arthritis.
“I don’t think of Amy as just someone coming to my office, I consider her my friend,” said Rep. Chabot, who is a longtime member of the Congressional Arthritis Caucus and a co-sponsor of H.R. 1859, the Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act.
Rep. Kevin Cramer Supports Walk to Cure Arthritis in Bismarck, ND
In North Dakota, Ambassador Abby Kasprowicz from Grand Forks invited Rep. Kevin Cramer to join the Bismarck Walk to Cure Arthritis, and he gladly accepted. Rep. Cramer is also a co-sponsor of H.R. 1859.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven was unable to attend the Bismarck event, but sent his well wishes. “The Walk to Cure Arthritis serves as an important symbol of your collective commitment to rally your friends and neighbors to raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, the leading cause of disability in our country,” said Sen. Hoeven. “By coming out today to participate in the walk, you are making a positive difference in the efforts that many are undertaking to treat this condition.”
Abby became an Ambassador after visiting the advocacy booth at the 2015 JA Conference in Orlando, Florida, and met Sen. Hoeven at the 2016 Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.
“I’m happy to be a part of a great organization. I’m amazed at the opportunities I have had,” said Abby. “I love that I’m making a difference in an organization that I’m passionate about.”
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