Arthritis Foundation’s Baton Rouge Walk to Cure Arthritis Raises Funds for a Cure

More than 300 walkers are supporting the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to cure arthritis and help people with arthritis live a full life by participating in the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 5 at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge.

Walk to Cure Arthritis brings together communities nationwide to fight arthritis – the nation’s leading cause of disability – which impacts 989,000 residents of Louisiana, including 4,800 children.

In Baton Rouge, to help bring this event to its fullest potential, we brought together local leaders to help excite the community and fundraise, including:

- Logan Clouatre, Walk to Cure Arthritis youth honoree

- Niki Thornton, Walk to Cure Arthritis adult honoree

- Dr. Joseph E. Broyles, Walk to Cure Arthritis corporate chair, Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge

- Dr. Stephen Lindsey, Walk to Cure Arthritis medical honoree, Ochsner

“Arthritis is more than just a few minor aches and pains. It’s a debilitating disease that robs people of their dreams,” says Dr. Broyles. “When you support Walk to Cure Arthritis, you become a Champion of Yes, helping us build a lifetime of better, while accelerating the search for a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event that truly makes a difference, Walk to Cure Arthritis provides people the opportunity to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. Together, Baton Rouge can Walk to Cure Arthritis and help us reach our goal of raising $81,000 to help find a cure for this disease.”

In the U.S., more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children live with arthritis. Costing the U.S. economy $156 billion dollars a year, arthritis affects one in five Americans and causes more activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes.

Nationally sponsored by Amgen, locals can register for the Baton Rouge Walk to Cure Arthritis and learn more about the event by visiting www.walktocurearthritis.org/batonrouge or contacting Sara Morthland at smorthland@arthritis.org.

Contributed by the Arthritis Foundation