Walk For The Cure

Walk For The Cure 

Posted: 5:43 am Monday, April 10th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

Susan, Ann Kelly and Jamie

It’s easy to think of arthritis as “an older person’s disease.” So not true. It can impact you at anytime in your life and doesn’t discriminate. There are more than 100 kinds of arthritis, and that why I and thousands will walk on Saturday, May 6th at Al Lopez Field in Tampa. I have Lupus. Know what that is? It’s an auto-immune disease that can affect every organ in my body and has no cure, we just try and keep it under  control. That’s easier said than done lately and that’s why I want to see as many of you as possible helping us raise funds and awareness.

 

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Jamie Hill who is our Adult Honoree for the walk.  Jamie and her mom Susan stopped in to talk about why they chose to get involved and how arthritis has impacted their life. It’s not easy to step forward and be a spokesperson and I think you’ll understand that when you listen to Jamie – and why not join her team? You can catch up with Jamie and her fund raisers on Facebook right now. And our Young Adult Honoree, Erin Zehm will also be with us on that Saturday morning and would love your support as well. Please be generous, and if you can, join us! We have more info on the walk here, and you’re welcome to contact me directly with your story at ann.kelly@coxinc.com. We’re in this together – let’s fight for a cure!