Over the past year, the pandemic has created countless challenges for everyone. The arthritis community, in particular, has experienced enormous obstacles — from the physical to the emotional, be it limitations to accessible treatments or the increased anxiety and depression spurred by stress, the toll has been unprecedented for the 54 million Americans including 300,000 children living with arthritis. But unique times also create unique opportunities. Now, more than ever, the impact of your support and participation in the Arthritis Foundation’s hallmark annual event — the Walk to Cure Arthritis — can have life-changing results.
By joining the 2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis, you’ll take the first step to becoming a Champion of YES — by saying YES to better access to arthritis treatments and resources. YES to more and advanced arthritis scientific research. YES to policy-changing advocacy at home and on Capitol Hill. And ultimately, YES to a cure.
This can only be achieved with your participation and the support of partners like presenting sponsor Amgen through unique events like the Walk to Cure Arthritis.
“Amgen is proud to partner with the Arthritis Foundation and support the 2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis,” says Kave Niksefat, Vice President and General Manager Inflammation Business Unit at Amgen. “All of us at Amgen wish we were walking with you in your local cities and towns to reinforce the message that the 54 million Americans living with arthritis are not alone. Thank you for championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We look forward to being with you in person in the future.”
There are many ways to get involved locally at the 2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis. In honor of the 54 million Americans living with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation invites you to GIVE $54, TELL 54 people about the event and MOVE FOR 54 — whether it’s 54 steps, 54 stretches or 54 anything! Take that first step. Join or form a Walk team, start a Facebook or email fundraising campaign, donate funds or volunteer your time. Only together can we conquer arthritis.
Join our flagship fundraising event! Your participation and fundraising are more important than ever as we honor the 54 million Americans living with arthritis. Together, we’ll make a BIG IMPACT, raising awareness and funds to change the course of arthritis and have fun along the way at this unique event for 2021. Arthritis won’t end without your support. Register for your local 2021 event today!