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Arthritis Walk at APD benefited local 4th Grader

October 1, 2012—Sixty local residents put on their walking shoes to help a local fourth grader by joining the Arthritis Walk on Saturday, September 29, at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH.

Anika Eastman, age 9, of Hartland, Vermont, has lived each day with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since her diagnosis at age three. Kirsten Eastman, a Occupational Therapist at APD, was “pleased that the Arthritis Foundation and APD teamed to host this local event and was encouraged that Upper Valley residents helped raise over $10,000 for research and support those living with arthritis, including my daughter Anika.”

Arthritis impacts more than 50 million Americans and in the last decade alone, the number of affected Americans has grown by more than three million. To date there are some 300,000 US children who are living with the pain of arthritis. Arthrit¬is Walks are the signature fundraising events for the Arthritis Foundation. Their rallying cry, Let's Move Together®, is a nationwide movement encouraging people to get up and get moving to help prevent and treat arthritis.