Born on July 4, Geoff and Sara Morthland called red-haired Ellery their “firecracker,” but at 19 months old, only Ellery’s knees were inflamed. They soon discovered the reason:
juvenile arthritis (JA).
“I felt so powerless, Sara Morthland, Ellery’s mother, said. “I couldn’t make it go away.”
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana resident turned emotion into action and searched for a fundraiser supporting an arthritis cure. When she discovered
Walk to Cure Arthritis, Sara was elated—only to learn Louisiana did not have a Walk.
Continue reading Volunteer Kick-Starts Successful Louisiana Walk To Cure Arthritis Event
When Max Larsen wants to raise funds to cure arthritis, he goes all out. As the 2016
National Jingle Bell Run Youth Honoree, Max and Team to the MAX held one of his largest and the nation’s most unique fundraisers on October 8. Max’s annual fundraiser, Big Ox Plop Bingo, raised funds to get him closer to his $50,000 fundraising goal and 75 people joined his team!
Continue reading Unique Fundraiser Pays Off for National Jingle Bell Run Youth Honoree Max Larsen
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Erika Mitchell never thought she’d have to make lemonade. As a talented high school track star, she was recruited to Alabama State University to compete in the heptathlon – a track and field competition that involves numerous running, jumping and throwing events.
Continue reading Gifted Athlete Won’t Let Arthritis Stop Her – Becomes Hammer Throw Champ
David Martin is making a big impact for people with arthritis in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Continue reading David Martin Inspires Pittsburgh Jingle Bell Run Fundraising
For the most part, Dan Ortman is just like any other red-blooded, 28-year-old male. He’s ambitious and funny. He has goals and is determined. But one thing makes him unlike many of his peers – Dan has arthritis.
Continue reading Champion of Yes, Dan Ortman Raises More Than $100,000 to Conquer Arthritis