David Covall, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta who has become a Champion of Yes for all we do at the Arthritis Foundation. Besides his staggering fundraising work for the organization – for example, he’s a corporate chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis, helped raise $61,000 (at press time) and secured $40,000 in sponsorship for the event – Dr. Covall has been a valuable volunteer for the Science pillar.
Dr. Covall became a Science volunteer last year and quickly jumped in to offer his services for the group. Earlier this year, he joined the 2015 Scientific Discovery Advisory Committee (SDAC) earlier this year, and now represents the SDAC as a speaker at Arthritis Foundation events in the regions. He was a reviewer for the Scientific Strategy and serves as an advisor to the osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis Big Data projects.
“It’s important to help where you can,” Dr. Covall says. “I volunteer so I can make a difference. Most of my adult life has been devoted to people with arthritis, and the Arthritis Foundation is so important to all of us. Get involved, no matter how much or how little – it all helps. We must help our neighbors, friends and family deal with this debilitating disease.”