Are you participating in the NYC Arthritis walk this year?

May 10, 2011

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Arthritis,arthritis foundation,raise awareness,may,fundraiser,arthritis walkArthritis,arthritis foundation,raise awareness,may,fundraiser,arthritis walkNot only will Plaza College be holding a school-wide fundraiser to raise awareness for Arthritis but we will also be participating in the 2011 NYC Arthritis Walk.

Information for the event is as follows:

2011 Arthritis Walk

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Historic Battery Park

Registration Begins at 8:30 AM

Walk Begins at 10:00 AM

Entrance to Battery Park is across from 17 State St.

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Here are some “did you know” facts from Arthritis.Org:

  • Juvenile Arthritis is one of the most common childhood diseases in the US
  • For every 1lb you lose it’s 4lb’s less pressure on each knee
  • Arthritis affects more than half adults with diabetes and heart disease
  • Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the US 
  • Walking 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of  developing certain kinds of arthritis
  • Over 200 different kinds of arthritis have been identified
  • Two thirds of people that have doctor diagnosed arthritis are under the age of 65
  • By 2030 an estimated 67 million Americans aged 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis
  • Arthritis results in 9,367 deaths and 992,100 hospitalizations annually
  • Arthritis and rheumatic conditions costs the economy $128 billion annually
  • 50 million adults (nearly 1 in 5) and nearly 300,000 children suffer from arthritis 

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