This weekend, Z100's very own DJ Maxwell joined the Arthritis Foundation for their 2019 Walk To Cure Arthritis! The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis gathering in the world and "shows the power of the 'Live Yes Arthritis Network' in action."
At the event, Maxwell introduced the Arthritis Foundation's 2018 Teen Honoree, Irene Maris. In 2018, Irene and her team raised over $9,000 for the Walk to Cure Arthritis! He then introduced the 2019 Adult Honoree, Mallory Rosen as well as the 2019 Youth Honoree, Orly Abel who were passed the torch from Irene. In addition to the Honorees, Maxwell also introduced the event's Presenting Sponsor, Dr. Linda Russell from Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Mary Crow, the 2019 Medical Honoree, and Rick Willis, Senior Vice President of the Arthritis Foundation.
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is an incredibly important step in conquering Arthritis once and for all. Here is what the Arthritis Foundation has to say about their flagship event:
Everyone who lives with arthritis knows what a pain it is - they are Warriors. But arthritis isn’t just about physical pain. It also isolates. It forces people to give up certain things they love. And it’s expensive. Arthritis makes people have to say “No” when they want to say “Yes.” That’s why the Arthritis Foundation was founded over 70 years ago. To be the Champion of Yes for people with arthritis. To find better treatments, provide life-changing resources and bring us closer to a cure. With your support, we’re unstoppable against arthritis.
54 million Americans suffer from arthritis, and that’s just those who have been diagnosed. Almost twice that amount of people may actually have arthritis. Arthritis stops millions of people from doing simple everyday tasks, like getting dressed, cooking, even just standing or walking.In one community after another, The Arthritis Foundation is focused on conquering arthritis.
Amazingly, at this year's Walk to Cure Arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation along with their generous donors raised over $300,000 towards their fight against Arthritis. To support the cause or learn more about the Arthritis Foundation, visit arthritis.org .
Check out some more photos from the event here!