Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spring Arthritis Walk

I’m so excited to share with you all that Monkey has been chosen to be an honoree at this years Spring Arthritis Walk! I’ve had the honor of working with the local Arthritis Foundation on some things in the past including their annual Bone Bash. They are an amazing group of ladies who are so dedicated to helping those who are living with arthritis and I’m really looking forward to working with them again!

Since Monkey was diagnosed in March last year we missed the 2012 Spring Walk. When I found out about the event I was so bummed that we missed it. The Spring walk differs from the Jingle Bell run in that it is more of a networking and support event as well as a great opportunity for everyone to pull together to raise funds. There is no cost for participating in the walk and you can join forces on a team or walk individually. Our family has already created our own team this year and we would LOVE if you would consider joining our team, walk with us and help us in our fundraising efforts!
This year the walk is being held on June 1 at 8 a.m. at the SouthSide Works Surface Lot in Pittsburgh, PA. You can find our team information on our team page. There you can sign up to be part of our team or if you want you can even create your own team. (Although we’d really LOVE to have you on our team…but I think I said that already. haha) If you’re too far away to participate in the walk with us we’d love if you’d consider making a donation to our team. I have HIGH hopes to raise at least $1,000! I know, I know…it’s a lot but why not aim high?! We’ve already received a generous donation of $25! I know with your help we can reach our goal! Please feel free to also share this page with your friends and family! The more people that know the more we can do!

Another exciting thing about the walk is that they are hoping to reach out to other families who have children with JA. The goal is to create a local networking and support group. This is something that has been on my heart ever since we got the news that Monkey had JA. To have local families that we can lean on for support and encouragement and to be able to work together to help our children with this awful disease. If you are local I’d really love if you’d comment here on this post or email me at mommaonamission@comcast.net . If you know other families in the area please consider forwarding this post to them so we can start communicating together. By joining together we can help each other and our kiddos!

In case you couldn’t tell I’m VERY excited about this and I hope you are too! Thank you in advance for helping us reach our goals! I hope you will consider joining us on June 1 as we walk with a common goal…to find a cure for Arthritis!