Staying in Motion with the Arthritis Foundation Weekend Walk

Staying in Motion with the Arthritis Foundation Weekend Walk

A Celebration in Motion with the Arthritis Foundation

A Fun Walk for a Great Cause

September 29, 2012

Wes Chapman

           

The Arthritis Walk® is the signature fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation and I joined them for the first time this weekend for their annual walk at Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon. The Foundation says of the walk,” it’s not just an event, it’s a celebration of year-round movement to help prevent and treat arthritis” – and this is absolutely true.

Every year these folks get together to celebrate movement and make a positive impact on the lives of people living with arthritis by raising funds for arthritis research, education and life improvement programs in communities across the country. Arthritis has been an unfortunate way of life in my family, and increasingly an unwelcome visitor in my own. I had to come out and see what this was all about – and it was terrific; a group of dedicated people celebrating the simple beauty of being able to move.

The rallying cry of these walks nationwide is Let’s Move Together® encouraging people to get up and get moving. I’ve been a very lucky sufferer of arthritis – able to move a lot. I was touched by the people – young and old – out celebrating movement on a cool damp day – not the easiest weather for arthritis sufferers.

I’m a fan of this event, and it is a great cause – I’ll be back. I hope that you enjoy some of the photos.

A post-walk gathering under cover

 

The start of the walk

 

A nice trail layout behind Alice Peck Day Hospital

 

Mrs. Baby on the Woodlands Trail

Wes Chapman
Written by Wes Chapman

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